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  • Interviewing The Famous Dead! What Would You Rather Be?

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    June 7, 2014 | 11:28 am

    Once in medical school, a teacher caught me drifting. He verbally beat me up in front of the class. I was quite embarrassed, but more for him than for myself. When he asked why I wasn’t paying attention, I said “because you’ve shown more passion in your assault on me than in...

  • Christian publisher pulls Christian historian’s book presenting a “Christian” Jefferson

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    August 13, 2012 | 8:50 am

    While the Jewish press was intimately involved in the events that led up to Jonah Lehrer’s latest book being pulled by its publisher, the people of the book have largely ignored other news on the retraction beat that broke last week – namely, that David Barton, a self-trained...

  • Jefferson was Jewish? Who knew?

    By Lloyd Garver

    March 15, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    On Feb. 28, The New York Times reported that Thomas Jefferson possibly had some Jewish ancestors.

    Geneticists reporting in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology concluded that this Founding Father may have had a Sephardic Jew on one of the limbs of his family tree in the...