The idea that Moorish Spain was a haven of tolerance for Christians and Jews is a fashionable myth

Was William the Conqueror Jewish? It’s more likely than you think

Can tikkun olam save the world?

“When the laws of poetry are forced upon reality — in love, war, or any other sphere — so many things get trampled”

“Why does a fabulously wealthy heiress marry an impecunious, if upper-crust, rampantly gay chancer who has more than a hint of the gold-digger about him?”

Jews and Christians have respect for their differences because they talk to each other. Can Muslims be persuaded to do the same?

They cast their literary spells over a generation, but have Martin Amis and Ian McEwan merit as moralists?

Eighty years old this month, the Canadian singer and songwriter has always been proud to be a Jew first and last — as his songs reveal

Although Howard Jacobson’s latest novel is vastly unlike his previous comic works, it just may be his masterpiece

The story of music and the Jews is one of harvesting and embellishing a variety of local traditions