Jeff Diamant

Harry Potter’s God complex

I had never read a Harry Potter book when an editor buttonholed me with a plea: Would I, a newspaper religion reporter, write about religious...

New life for ritual Jewish baths

Mikvahs used to be everywhere there were Jews. The ritual purification pools used by observant Jewish women have been considered so important...

No clear policy if pope incapacitated

Who would lead the world's 1 billion Catholics if the pope no longer could? Though Pope John Paul II's condition has been improving since...