Fear challenges loyalties of community that just wants to be part of Britain

“WE JEWS used to keep our heads down, so no one would notice us. We didn’t want to stand out or be seen as different. We just wanted to get on and be accepted as part of British society like […]


September 9, 2015 The Tablet

Father and son: how I bonded with my 12-year-old. An Easter story

By Michael Williams     It could hardly be more be surreal. Here I am discussing the significance of the Lord’s Prayer, that most emblematic totem of the Christian liturgy, with the most powerful woman in British Judaism in the […]


April 8, 2014 The Tablet

The marvellous survivors of World War 2

I have just spent three years in the company of some of the most remarkable people in Britain. You probably won’t know them personally – or even bother to think about them, yet they are everywhere in our midst. Often […]


February 25, 2013 The Tablet

The lessons of Leveson for the young

The invitation to breakfast came out of the blue from a former Sunday Times colleague who I hadn’t seen for years. As we chatted over scrambled eggs and smoked salmon in a fashionable Soho café, I realised the plan wasn’t […]


December 25, 2012 The Tablet

Hacking, blagging and worse…

It was an astonishing admission from one of Rupert Murdoch’s most faithful executives. We’d gone to lunch to reminisce about our years together working at Wapping on Murdoch’s broadsheet papers. This was a man who was once so “on the […]


July 25, 2011 The Tablet

God’s Wonderful Railway

Could there be anything closer to paradise on earth? Long shafts of late afternoon sun were streaming through the west windows of Quarr Abbey as I awaited the start of Vespers, setting aglow the distinctive orange brickwork of Dom Paul […]


May 3, 2010 The Tablet

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