‘The real argument we are witnessing is not between Catholics and Jews. It is an internal Catholic debate about the direction of the Church

Mesmeric Modulations

Two 19th-century novels reveal contrasting attitudes to music and its place in Jewish culture

Denying Israel’s Deniers

The British and Israeli novelists Howard Jacobson and A.B. Yehoshua discuss the new wave of anti-Jewish rhetoric with Standpoint editor Daniel Johnson

News from Tehran

How should we judge these distinguished TV presenters, who are employed by a channel that publishes the work of Holocaust deniers?

It Must be those Secret Agents of Zion

‘All it takes to stay off Stephen Walt’s list of “usual suspects” is to have a non-Jewish sounding surname’

Truth, Freedom and Fear

‘The decision to ban Wilders was the desperate diktat of ministers who have lost sight of the distinction between arbitrary government and the rule of law’

Unholy Mess

The Vatican misjudged the public mood over Richard Williamson, but secular commentators don't understand the idea of excommunication

A Friend to All

An abridged version of an address at a memorial service for Rabbi Sidney Brichto, who died on 16 January 2009

Birds of a Feather

Plumes: Ostrich Feathers, Jews, and a Lost World of Global Commerce by Sarah A. Stein

Refugee in his Own Country

Robert Redeker has lived in hiding in France for two years. His offence? To have criticised the Prophet Muhammad

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"