Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Wrestling with God: Stories of Doubt and Faith" book cover with photo of author Barbara Falconer Newhall

"Any seeker of any faith will be blessed to read the words of this fine author and observer."

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Christmas Eve in Mexico — It’s All About the Baby Jesus

posada procession christmas eve 2013 san miguel de allende. photo by bf newhall


If it’s the Baby Jesus you’re looking for on Christmas Eve, the colonial town of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, is the place to be. Read more.


Who Is a Jew? The Pew Research Center Tackles the Question — And Gets Some Answers

title page of the Bleichrode 1923 German edition of Jewish prayer book. photo by bf newhall


Who is a Jew? Before it could undertake its 2013 survey of U.S. Jews, the Pew Research Center had to think hard about what makes you Jewish in twenty-first-century America. It turns out that believing in God is not essential to Jewishness, and neither is being married to a Jewish spouse. Having a sense of humor helps a lot, however . . . Read more.