Michelle Boorstein

ReporterWashington, D.C.


D.C.’s only Jewish school will add a middle school with gift from Alfred Moses and Gottesman Family Fund.

  • Apr 27, 2015

Even unseen, the encyclical is attracting outrage from conservatives and praise from environmentalists.

  • Apr 27, 2015

Close Vatican-watchers say the pope is in a complex diplomatic spot in the case of a gay man France has nominated to be ambassador to the Holy See.

  • Apr 23, 2015

Bishop Robert Finn had remained in office — a fact that horrified abuse survivors.

  • Apr 21, 2015

The Vatican has yet to accept the appointment, which many are interpreting as an implicit rejection of candidate.

  • Apr 10, 2015

A spokesperson for the 84-year-old McCarrick later reported that he was “fine.” The popular and vivacious spiritual leader previously served as archbishop of Washington in the early 2000s before he was elevated to the College of Cardinals by Pope John II.

  • Apr 3, 2015

The tradition of debate takes on a particular urgency with terror attacks, a divisive election and talks with Iran.

  • Apr 2, 2015

Heather Cook’s presence in court revives questions about why drivers leave accident scenes.

  • Apr 2, 2015

Sharon Freundel remained publicly silent until last week when she gave an unusual and striking lecture.

  • Apr 1, 2015

The pope will also visit New York City and Philadelphia during his visit to the United States.

  • Mar 26, 2015
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Michelle’s path to her dream job as religion reporter began as a kid, trying to make sense of a kosher Jewish home that had three sets of dishes: meat, milk and Chinese food. Her career included a decade of globe-trotting with The Associated Press, covering everything from domestic terrorism in the Arizona desert to debates on male circumcision to Ugandan royalty and how strapped doctors in Afghanistan decide who lives and who dies.

Since January 2006 she’s been the Post’s religion reporter, where she reports on the busy marketplace of American religion. She has a Master’s (in Near Eastern Studies), a husband, a son and just two sets of dishes. The Religion Newswriters Association awarded her its “Religion Reporter of the Year” award for religion writing in large news organizations in 2011 and 2013.
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