“It’s fashionable to have a Jewish friend—the way it’s fashionable to have a gay friend.”
Gertrude Himmelfarb wanted the Jewish people to be defined by the qualities that had enabled it to endure.
An Iraqi-Canadian bishop reflects on the Abrahamic legacy.
“I do believe that these trials come to us also from God.”
Despite their blessings, liberal democracy and free-market economics are not enough.
“I shall make you a great nation.”
Tom Derek Bowden, in memoriam.
An end to philo-Semitism?
Philo-Semitism and an appreciation of national freedom.
Antonia Fraser’s diary and Harold Pinter’s (temporary) homecoming.
The treacherous interplay of anti-Semitism and its sneaky twin, philo-Semitism.
A moral virtuoso.