Judaism

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The Republicans have a race problem

26 August 2020 3:39 am

Congratulations to Sen. Tim Scott for delivering one of the best speeches on the opening night of the Republican meta-convention,…

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The woke war on religion

27 July 2020 10:30 pm

Though you wouldn’t know it from most American media outlets, the phenomenon of vandalizing and burning religious sites which is…

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Bill de Blasio isn’t an anti-Semite but…

30 April 2020 5:08 am

Bumbling Bill de Blasio is all thumbs, and not just on Twitter. Slow to respond when Orthodox Jews suffered an…

Jonathan Sacks: Joy is the Jewish way of defeating hate

14 March 2020 9:00 am

Last Monday night and Tuesday were our Jewish festival of Purim, when we recall the events described in the Book…

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Sanders and Bloomberg take the American Jewish feud public

19 February 2020 12:21 am

You wait decades for a Jewish candidate for the White House, and then two come along at once — like…

Do Jews think differently?

5 October 2019 9:00 am

Sixteen years into a stop-go production saga, I got a call from the director of The Song of Names with…

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AOC: ignorant or anti-Semitic?

25 June 2019 9:43 am

When my grandmother Masha was liberated by the British Army from the Nazi concentration camp at Bergen-Belsen, she was 19…

Tobias and the angel, attributed to Titian

Angels through the ages

2 March 2019 9:00 am

A good question for your upcoming Lent quiz: where are angels mentioned in the Nicene Creed? I asked this at…

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The ‘other’ life of Harvey Milk

15 September 2018 9:00 am

This is the story of the ‘other’ Harvey Milk. We all know about Harvey the San Francisco politician who was…

The origins of Labour’s racism

28 April 2018 9:00 am

Another word which has gained a new meaning in the present decade, along with ‘vulnerable’ and ‘diverse’: survivor. Once it…

Is Prince Charles so fond of Islam because he distrusts Jews?

18 November 2017 9:00 am

It has long been my belief that whereas the quality of gentiles drawn to Judaism is very high (Marilyn Monroe,…

Reza Aslan: personable, charismatic and a keen self-publicist. He could be wearing togas and flying around in a private jet in five years’ time

Reza Aslan doesn’t fear God. But should he fear his fellow Muslims?

4 November 2017 9:00 am

Eating human brains, burying one’s face in dead people’s ashes and publicly deriding the president of the United States as…

Bring back the old Brass Rail, Selfridges!

23 January 2016 9:00 am

The last time I reviewed a restaurant in Selfridges, a PR man rang up to ask what he could do…

György Spiro’s Captivity fails to captivate Tibor Fischer

9 January 2016 9:00 am

It’s been a long time coming for György Spiró. However much Hungarian writers complain about the isolation forced upon them…

If you believe the internet, I was Israel’s answer to Jason Bourne

12 December 2015 9:00 am

One of the strangest and, in a weird way, best things to have happened to me in the past year…

Standing figure of the ancient Egyptian god Horus, wearing Roman military costume, 1st–2nd century AD and Seated figure of the ancient Egyptian god Horus, wearing Roman military costume, 1st–2nd century AD

Egypt: where gods are born and go to die

29 October 2015 9:00 am

Tom Holland on Egypt, where the deities were born and history itself began

Turning Alzheimer’s into theatre is like building a surfboard out of sawdust

29 October 2015 9:00 am

Here are three truths about play-writing. A script without an interval will be structurally flawed. A vague, whimsical title means…

Even Nazis weren’t quite sure how to do the Hitler salute

25 July 2015 9:00 am

Gesture politics A royal home movie from 1933 apparently showed the future Queen, aged seven, and her mother giving a…

Vespasian’s Middle East policy (it should be ours, too)

25 July 2015 9:00 am

As Ahmed Rashid argued last week, it is hard to see what the West is doing in the Middle East,…

Why is a festival of Israeli film fighting for censorship in London?

20 June 2015 9:00 am

The attempt to ban Jewish men from seeing ‘The Gift of Fire’ sets a very dangerous precedent

Bad Jews at the Arts Theatre reviewed: strange, raw, obsessive and brilliant

4 April 2015 9:00 am

Bad Jews has completed its long trek from a smallish out-of-town venue to a full-scale West End berth. Billed as…

This ex-priest’s history of the gospels could unsettle the most faithful churchgoer

13 December 2014 9:00 am

When James Carroll was a boy, lying on the floor watching television, he would glance up at his mother and…

What Julie Burchill's ex-husband thinks of her new memoir

8 November 2014 9:00 am

Unchosen is the journalist Julie Burchill’s account of how she — a bright and bratty working-class girl from Bristol —…

Jonathan Sacks on religion, politics and the civil war that Islam needs

1 November 2014 9:00 am

Former chief rabbi Jonathan Sacks on the return of religion to public life and the civil war that Islam needs

The Islamic State is destroying the greatest melting pot in history

23 August 2014 9:00 am

The fighters of the Islamic State are bringing a deadly new intolerance to a territory rich in ancient sects