Michelle Boorstein

ReporterWashington, D.C.


An interfaith gathering to help the needy turned out to be nearly all one faith, but the mission was fulfilled.

  • Dec 25, 2014

The news was sure to relieve fans of Bao Bao, who had climbed the tree a day before after touching a live wire.

  • Dec 25, 2014

Many people are more open to evangelism at Christmas because
of its message of joy and hope.

  • Dec 24, 2014

The Catholic Church leader ‘is willing to lean further forward than anyone else has,’ a former diplomat says.

  • Dec 17, 2014

Pope Francis made a “personal plea” to Obama and Cuban leader Raul Castro.

  • Dec 17, 2014

Jews grapple with how to celebrate Hanukkah while everyone else is going gaga over Christmas.

  • Dec 15, 2014

Despite encountering criticism, the LGBT community is finding greater acceptance, even in religious circles.

  • Dec 13, 2014

  • Dec 9, 2014

More visible anti-Semitism and a rise in extremism have led to the creation of a security infrastructure around U.S. Jewish institutions.

  • Dec 5, 2014

Barry Freundel was charged this fall with secretly videotaping women as they prepared for a ritual bath.

  • Dec 1, 2014
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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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