Judaism

The Limits of Secularism

A society without faith is like one without art, beauty or grace, and no society without faith can endure for long

Jews, Christians and Judaeo-Christians

The earliest disciples of Jesus were observant Jews, but the story of these Jewish Christians and their distinctive doctrines has been obscured by the Gentile church that supplanted them

Empty Gestures

‘Europeans routinely repeat “Never Again!” but their commitment is not to prevent another Holocaust—it is rather to prevent war at all costs’

Some of Their Best Friends

Book review of The People of the Book: Philosemitism in England from Cromwell to Churchill by Gertrude Himmelfarb

LORD SACKS LECTURE: The Limits of Secularism

The Chief Rabbi, Baron Sacks of Aldgate, will give the first lecture in a series on The Limits of Secularism

An Exchange: Toepfer and the Holocaust

The debate over whether Oxford university's Hanseatic scholarships were paid for by Nazi profiteering continues. Two eminent academics put forward their cases

God Does More Than Make Us Tick

Review of The Great Partnership: God, Science and the Search for Meaning by Jonathan Sacks

An Old Hatred Returns By Europe’s Back Door

In the first of an occasional series, we examine how and why hostility to Jews has re-emerged in France. The research for this article has been generously supported by the Hertog/Simon Fund for Policy Analysis

Underrated: Gillian Rose

Daniel Johnson compares two sisters, one a vociferous campaigner against Israel, the other a towering figure in Judaeo-Christian thought

Overrated: Jacqueline Rose

Daniel Johnson compares two sisters, one a vociferous campaigner against Israel, the other a towering figure in Judaeo-Christian thought

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"
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