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Teaching My Son About Judaism—and Atheism

A Jewish education helped him get over his childhood obsession with Jesus. Then he made up his own mind about what he believed.

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Young Pakistanis Are Asking: If There Can Be Secular Jews, Why Not Atheist Muslims?

In Lahore a Facebook group dedicated to atheists and agnostics serves a silent minority in the world’s other religious nation-state

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Can You Be an Atheist and a Jew at the Same Time? David Silverman Says No.

The activist behind those anti-Christmas billboards says Judaism is incompatible with the views of nonbelievers—like himself

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An Atheist’s Synagogue Search

In a congregation that didn’t focus on God, I discovered the value of reciting prayers I don’t believe

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The Secular Revival

Jacques Berlinerblau’s book How To be Secular makes a historical case for a strong church-state division

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South Carolina’s Secular Crusader

In a new memoir, Herb Silverman recounts his legal battle against a state ban on atheists seeking public office

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Religion, Hold the God

Today on Tablet

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Q&A: Sam Harris

The Christian right, radical Islamists, and secular leftists agree: this atheist is America’s most dangerous man

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An Atheist for Religion

In Religion for Atheists, Alain de Botton urges nonbelievers to pick and choose religions’ best offerings

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Smell Test

After a lifelong curiosity about the prohibition against pork, one writer finds a satisfying answer—in the writings of the late Christopher Hitchens

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‘Us’ and ‘Them’

At a preschool Hanukkah celebration—held in a nice liberal church—an atheistic Jew wonders where he fits in, and what to tell his daughter

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Powering Down

Observing Shabbat doesn’t have to be an all-or-nothing affair: Going offline and saying the blessing over the wine—and the occasional martini—can help mark a relaxing weekly ‘cathedral in time’

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British Marxist Talks Religion at Harvard Club

Terry Eagleton interviewed by JTS’s Arnie Eisen

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How to Be a Better Atheist

By rejecting Maimonides’ God, ‘New Yorker’ writer says

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Sundown: Foxholes and Kid Lit

Strange places for atheists, the plight of prisoners, and baseball takes a stand

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Crying Game

Shedding tears is no way to write a novel

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Enduring Love

Feeling betrayed by God, a father refuses to sacrifice his son

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Graffiti Limbo

A writer endeavors to learn exactly how ordinary people arrive at their systems of belief and disbelief