As the Jewish community prepares to celebrate the High Holy Days, a scholar of the Bible explains their history and why they might offer consolation in times of uncertainty.
The Lag BaOmer pilgrimage, in which 45 people died recently, takes place each year to what is believed to be the gravesite of the second-century Talmudic sage Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai.
Our research tried to identify patterns linking antisemitic incidents to particular dates, local trends or global events. The aim was to be better prepared to counter them.
As vaccinated grandparents gather with their families this Passover, many might find solace in the history of the celebrations and how it offers hope for the future.
Other faiths have managed to give up their celebrations and pilgrimages. Surely we can put up with a low-key Christmas?
In medieval Europe Passover was a touchpoint for violence and libel against Jews.
Easter is actually a mish-mash of different traditions celebrating the coming of spring.
A scholar explains the rich historical roots of Easter and how it has evolved over the centuries.