- Sep 26 20163 minutes
The Pastor Who Prays With Trump
DONALD TRUMP’S SON ERIC WAS GLOWING when he sat down at a Cleveland restaurant next to Orlando pastor Paula White. “Your prayer did it, Paula,” Eric told her. The younger Trump’s teleprompter had broken the night before as he prepared to address the
- Jun 13 20161 minute
How Islam Is Different From Other Religions
WE WANT TO BELIEVE WE’RE ALL BASICALLY the same and want the same things, but what if we’re not? Islam, in both theory and practice, is exceptional in how it relates to politics. Because of its outsize role in law and governance, Islam has been—and
- Nov 13 20161 minute
What We Talk About When We Talk About Hitler
A conversation with the author of Explaining Hitler, Ron Rosenbaum.
- Sep 26 20161 minute
E.B. In Denial, out Sept. 30, the actor, 46, plays historian Deborah Lipstadt, who was sued for libel in 1996 for calling author David Irving a Holocaust denier; in the British legal system, the burden fell on her defense team to essentially prove t
- Dec 5 20167 minutes
Are Jews White?
Trump's election has reopened questions that have long seemed settled in America—including the acceptability of open discrimination against minority groups.
- Oct 10 20162 minutes
Shimon Peres Could Change. Can the Israelis and the Palestinians?
THE LIFETIME OF SHIMON PERES, who died on Sept. 28 at age 93, spanned the lifetime of the state of Israel. Born in what is now Belarus, his family moved to Tel Aviv more than a decade before Israel was founded in 1948. He lived on a kibbutz when thos
- Nov 21 20161 minute
We Must Wage A Jihad Of Peace
QASIM RASHID One of the high marks of Islam that the Prophet Muhammad taught is that loyalty to your country is part of your faith. I can sympathize with the anger and fear that many have: I’m a person of color; I’m a Muslim; I have young children.
- Dec 4 20163 minutes
Is It Too Late To Save The Two-State Solution?
Secretary of State John Kerry thinks there’s still time—but the process is moving in the wrong direction.
- Aug 1 20162 minutes
Religious Or Not, Terrorists Inspired By ISIS Raise The Group’s Profile And Power
THE PATTERN IS TRAGICALLY FAMILIAR: A TROUBLED person with a criminal past attacks in the name of ISIS. San Bernardino, Calif.; Orlando; and perhaps now Nice, France. They are not ISIS, exactly, but ISIS-ish—men and women who have no organizational t
- Jul 18 20161 minute
77. Where Hash Browns Are Heavenly
AMERICANS WORSHIP IN ALL MANNER OF PLACES. SURE, we’ve got our share of soaring churches and august mosques. But for every grand cathedral, there are dozens of storefront sanctuaries, small-town synagogues and strip-mall chapels. The setting matters
- Oct 3 20161 minute
Of Maladies and Miracles
SARAH BEGLEY IN HER NEW NOVEL THE Wonder, Emma Donoghue (Room) again tells the story of a woman struggling to protect a vulnerable child. Anna O’Donnell is a Catholic girl in 1850s Ireland who has not eaten since her 11th birthday, four months befor
- Dec 1 20163 minutes
Maram Salim on where to spot graffiti and taste sheep’s neck.
- The Question of God
- The Abolition of Man
- Everything You Know About God Is Wrong
- God Is Not Dead
- Total Freedom
- God's Problem
- The Doors of Perception and Heaven and Hell
- A Grief Observed
- Shiva and the Primordial Tradition
- The Inner Experience
- The God Delusion
- The Treasured Writings of Kahlil Gibran
- The Book of Life
- The First and Last Freedom
- The Zen Path Through Depression
- The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo
- A Life in Parts
- Around the Way Girl
- When Breath Becomes Air
- Between the World and Me
- Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates
- Alexander Hamilton
- Hero of the Empire
- Love Warrior
- The New Jim Crow
- Hillbilly Elegy
- A Life Well Played
- You Can't Touch My Hair
- The Magnolia Story
- A Lowcountry Heart
- The Book of Joy
- Not Dead Yet