Posts tagged "newsweek"

Rabbas Make the List

Newsweek's annual "50 Most Influential Rabbis in America" list is just out and Debra Nussbaum Cohen at the Forward's "The Sisterhood" blog's takes it to task:
You may notice that there are just 5 women deemed important enough to have made the cut — that’s only 10 percent. And yet, it’s an improvement over last...

Evangelical Women Need Role Models Too

Newsweek's religion editor, Lisa Miller, contributes to the recent conversation about Sarah Palin's "feminism," but instead of parsing definitions (see also here and here for that), Miller tells us why evangelical women see Palin as a saint:  they hunger for a contemporary role model.  Miller opens the article with a recount of...

Let God Sort ’Em Out

Newsweek‘s Joshua Hammer offers an unintended glimpse into the role of religion — American, that is — in the Iraq war. Riding along with the U.S. Army’s Bravo Company on a Halloween raid in Fallujah, Hammer collects the scraps that reveal one of the under-reported stratagems of the conflict — the reliance of U.S. troops on Christian...

Bad Medicine

“Is Religion Good Medicine?” asks the cover line on the latest Newsweek. It’s certainly good cover fodder, as is health. One wonders whether Newsweek felt the dynamic duo of popular subjects were such a sure winner that no further questioning was required. Claudia Kalb’s report dutifully touches the bases — on the one hand, there’s not much scientific evidence;...