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  • Maybe it’s not so weird, after all

    By Rob Eshman

    December 6, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    The first time I visited the Kabbalah Centre, I thought it was weird. The congregants all wore white; the man on the bimah called out letters of the Hebrew alphabet ("Alef to bet to taph!"); the letters themselves were displayed in massive typeface on posters around the sanctuary....
  • Jesus: The

    By Jack Miles

    April 15, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    "Jesus in America: Personal Savior, Cultural Hero, National Obsession" by Richard Wightman Fox (HarperSanFrancisco, $27.95).

    "American Jesus: How the Son of God Became a National Icon" by Stephen Prothero (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, $25)

    One of the staples of American humor is...