Associate Editor, Religion, Huffington Post
huffingtonpost.com — Click through the slideshow to view beautiful temples that are World Heritage Sites: Hindu places of worship can be asmall shrine under a tree, to temple complexes that contain thousands of smaller temples.
huffingtonpost.com — Why is this liveblog different from all other liveblogs? On Passover, perhaps Judaism's most widely observed holiday, secular and religious Jews alike recall the story of the Israelites' exodus from slavery in Egypt. On Shavuot, perhaps Judaism's most-important-least-observed festival, a smaller contingent of the Jewish people celebrates receiving the Torah.
huffingtonpost.com — I started my journey in my 20s in Jerusalem. I didn't know anything about spirituality. I wanted to have answers. I wanted to "do it right." So I learned for a full 10 years. Along the way, I acquired a lot of knowledge.
Don't Judge a Book of Mormon By Its Cover: How Mormons Are Discovering the Musical as a Conversion Toolhuffingtonpost.com — I met two Mormon missionaries on a chilly spring evening when my husband and I attended the musical "The Book of Mormon." They were handing out copies of the LDS Scriptures -- aka the original Book of Mormon -- near the theatre entrance, and I couldn't resist talking with them.
huffingtonpost.com — "The crown of Torah is ready and waiting for all ... all who want are invited to come and take a share." -- Maimonides' Code, Talmud Torah 3:1 Here is a proposal for Shavuot beyond the cheesecake.
huffingtonpost.com — Christianity is under attack! The sense of Christian victimhood has been ramping up in recent months. While conservative Christian intimidation by the rising acceptance of gay marriage has been more in the spotlight, a recent case of Ten Commandments plaques in an Oklahoma public school system has become a new rallying point.
huffingtonpost.com — Last week, I had an essay up on HuffPost entitled " An Atheist Muslim's Perspective on the 'Root Causes' of Islamist Jihadism and the Politics of Islamophobia." One of the goals of the piece was to emphasize the difference between the criticism of Islam and anti-Muslim bigotry: the first targets an ideology, and the second targets human beings.
huffingtonpost.com — Here's an idea. It follows the stunning recent report that 79 percent of people polled want the Redskins football team to keep its name. In the evolving American consciousness, where there's growing support for illegal immigrants who want U.S.
thedailybeast.com — Occasionally, one sees a picture of an anti-Zionist Jewish and Palestinian protester side by side. With a smug look on their faces, as if they've discovered the secret that will solve the Arab-Israeli conflict, they hold two signs. In the picture accompanying Sam Bahour's piece on the Law of Return, the Jew's sign reads, "I'm from Austin TX.
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