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Mormons Will Stop Annoyingly Knocking on Your Door, Will Start Trying to be Your Annoying Facebook Friend

I saw a bunch of sweaty young men get on the PATCO train to Collingswood on Monday afternoon, all dressed in dark pants, white button-down […]

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The Liberal Media Hates Nik Wallenda’s Christianity

On Sunday night, seventh-generation daredevil Nik Wallenda walked 1,400 feet on a wire stretched high above the windy Little Colorado River Gorge. While his family […]

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Country’s “Largest Islamic Festival” Comes to Philly on Saturday

If you happen to drive by Philadelphia’s waterfront this Saturday and notice 10,000 or so people in various styles of Muslim garb, you’ve stumbled upon […]

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Amid Threats, Anonymity Given to Plaintiffs in PA Suit Against Ten Commandments

Saying they face “violence and ostracism,” a federal judge has agreed to let several plaintiffs stay anonymous in their lawsuit against a Western Pennsylvania school […]

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Renderings of Townhomes to Replace St. John the Evangelist at 3rd and Reed

Yet another house of worship goes the way of all Philly churches: this time, it’s St. John the Evangelist at Third and Reed, which cannot […]

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Charges Likely Against Faith-Healing Parents of Dead Boy

NBC Philadelphia reports that D.A. Seth Williams is expected to announce charges against Herbert and Catherine Schaible, the faith-healing parents of an 8-year-old boy who […]

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The 50 Most Influential Jews in the World

The Jerusalem Post released its hotly anticipated “50 most influential Jews in the world” today, and all we can say is, there are probably a […]

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Orthodox Jews Ban Retro, Thick-Framed Glasses

I could never be a Yeshiva student in Brooklyn. My new glasses are too cool for school. Borough Park’s Bobover Yeshiva B’Nei Zion has banned […]

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What Hate Groups Say About Being Called Hate Groups

The Southern Poverty Law Center maintains a database of organizations it designates as “hate groups.” To make the list, your group must “have beliefs or […]

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I’m Appalled by Justin Bieber’s Anne Frank Message

Coming soon to a bookstore near you: The Diary of Justin Bieber. Or as I like to call it, Baby, Baby, Baby, Oh: Meet Me […]

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WATCH: PA Family Says Jesus’s Face Is On Their Easter Egg

It’s a miracle! video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player WFMZ reports that Jessica Ramos is convinced that Jesus can be seen on her daughter’s Easter egg. […]

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Was the Cesar Chavez Google Doodle an Insult to Christians?

If the Easter story is true—and I’m an agnostic, so I neither confirm nor deny the truth of what I’m about to discuss—something really amazing […]

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“Jesus Stomping” Sounds Bad, But It’s Not

Fueled by Fox News, the stomping of Jesus and the young man who tried to stop it has become a national story, a national outrage […]

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Playboy Is Launching an Israeli Edition

Playboy is launching an Israeli edition that will be in Hebrew and feature Israeli women. My own Hebrew skills only emerge when I’m holding a […]

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Does Philadelphia Have a “Burqa Crisis?”

Daniel Pipes—profiled in these pages a few years back as “the country’s most controversial Middle East scholar“—is stirring debate again, taking to The Jewish Press […]