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Betting the House

Episode 99: Live in New York City with FiveThirtyEight political reporter Harry Enten and ‘How to Be a Muslim’ author Haroon Moghul

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Introducing: The Metal Detectors of Islam

Simple security measures forbidden in Jerusalem are cool in Teheran, Damascus, and Cairo.

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Sabbatai Sevi’s Conversion to Islam

A 17th-century ‘holy apostasy’: like Christ’s crucifixion, the fulfillment of a messianic prophecy?

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I Spent the Shabbat After Trump’s Election With Muslim Leaders from Across America

Now of all times, we should listen to what they have to say

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Persian Heretics and Heresies

Patricia Crone, the late scholar of Islam, fearlessly and rigorously explored the origins of Iran’s influential and mystical version of the religion

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In Jerusalem, a Prayer Space for All—for One Week

The ‘Amen’ project, part of Jerusalem’s Mekudeshet Festival, will host Muslim, Jewish, and Christian prayers services this weekend, along with a bevy of other cross-cultural events

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Can Islam Be More Jewish?

In his new book ‘What Is Islam?,’ the late scholar Shahab Ahmed asks if it’s time to return to an idea of the religion that prizes more than just the Quran

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Leopold Weiss, the Jew Who Helped Invent the Modern Islamic State

‘Europe’s gift to Islam’ was born in Austria-Hungary 116 years ago this week. His ideas on the intersection of politics and religion are more relevant than ever.

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The Daoud Affair

How Western intellectuals turn themselves into the enemies of an entire class of liberal writers from Muslim backgrounds

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Triumphalist Religiosity: The Unanticipated Problem of the 21st Century

Why the key to the great civilizational clash of our time is understanding faithful people of all religions who must dominate non-believers to uphold their own truth

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The Failure of Intelligent Explanations

France grapples with the aftermath of attacks that are no longer ‘just against Jews’

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Unveiling the Ka’ba

As a million devout Muslims descend on Mecca, a meditation on the coy symbolism of the shrine’s hidden truth

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Holding Our Tongues

Why aren’t more non-Muslim feminists decrying violence against women in Muslim-majority countries?

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Does Talking About ‘Islamism’ Make Us ‘Islamophobic’?

How a ‘high-level’ panel discussion at the United Nations danced around definitions—and why it matters

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My Jewish Feminist Problem

Why my sisters can’t think straight about Israel

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The Nazi Romance With Islam Has Some Lessons for the United States

Two new important histories look at Hitler’s fascination with Islam and Atatürk, the founder of modern Turkey

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Ayaan Hirsi Ali to Screen Controversial Film

Much to the chagrin of some at NYU

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Rooting for the Women Fighting ISIS in Syria

But defeating the brutal jihadist group will require international assistance

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Tablet Gives Moses Award to Ayaan Hirsi Ali

After Brandeis president disgracefully revokes her honorary degree

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Remembering Moshe Gil, Historian of Medieval Jewry

A friend and former classmate pays tribute to the late scholar and author

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Jews and Muslims Break Their Fasts Together

Brooklyn synagogue hosts joint Tisha B’Av fast break and Ramadan iftar

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How Ed Koch Honored My Son

The late New York mayor told me he wanted to be remembered by my son Daniel Pearl’s final words: ‘I am Jewish.’

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Our Abraham, Not Theirs

Inheriting Abraham, by Jon Levenson, expertly dismantles the idea of the patriarch as the father of three religions

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Islamic College Funded by Jews

The school aims to promote a moderate vision of Islam, but it faces deep skepticism from Jews and Muslims

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Behind the Veil of Islamophobia

The murder of Shaima Alawadi isn’t a sign of increasing prejudice, but of writers’ credulousness

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Jewish Aleppo, Lost Forever

The Syrian diaspora in Israel watches its once-vibrant ancestral home fall to ruin in the country’s civil war

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Free-Speech Hypocrisy in Europe

A Danish art exhibit attacks public figures who ‘insult’ but not those who issue death threats in response

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Modern Muslim Girls

Documentary film The Light in Her Eyes reveals how a Syrian school upends notions about religious education

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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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Hezbollah’s Newest Threat

Lebanon’s Party of God is feeling heat from certain Shiites, who aren’t eager to serve as human shields again

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