Category: Judaism

Islamic Spain

“The culmination of the Crusades was the defeat of the Islamic dynasties that had ruled over the Iberian Peninsula for 700 years. Muslim rule had created tolerant, culturally mixed, vibrant cities, the most famous being Cordoba, Seville, and Granada. Jews had thrived in the new climate of cultural […]

May a Jew enter a non-Jewish house of worship?

This article – which originally appeared in The Jerusalem Post – gives a fascinating insight into the Jewish rejection of idolatry which leads to a bar on entering a church but permits Jews to enter a mosque. In its advocacy for monotheism, the Torah warns of the spiritual perils of idolatry. The legal question of […]

So, what did the Muslims do for the Jews?

By David J Wasserstein, Professor of Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt University. Islam saved Jewry. This is an unpopular, discomforting claim in the modern world. But it is a historical truth. The argument for it is double. First, in 570 CE, when the Prophet Mohammad was born, the Jews and […]

Anti-Semitism in the New Testament

It’s become quite common to hear Christian apologists claiming that Islam is an anti-Semitic religion. This off course is yet another game of them trying to put the wool over the eyes of the audience, because if anyone wants to talk about anti-Semitism, one need not look further […]