Yet again religion is in the dock, and yet again those of faith who abide by the law and seek to do good are being tarnished by others of faith who act illegally and engage in dubious practices.
Not only does the prize shine a light on work that might otherwise not be read but, with its judges (not all of whom are Jewish), the award also brings together different perspectives of what being Jewish and Jewish interest mean in the UK in 2016.
I have had the privilege of meeting and interviewing scores of holocaust survivors during my research for various educational programmes and initiatives. Of course it goes without saying that every survivor processed and dealt with the pain, the trauma and the loss in their own way - and there is no 'right way' to respond to such a loss.
We have highlighted Jews of wrestling legend like 'The Grand Wizard', Barry Horowitz and Brian Pillman. We've discussed Jews of wrestling's recent past like Howard Finkel, The Nasty Boys, Lanny 'The Genius' Poffo, Billy Kidman and Raven. We've also looked at Jews of the wrestling present like Paul Heyman, Matt Striker and Robbie E.
The story of Iris Freud holds lessons for many mixed-faith couples. What was sad was not that she died in mid-October, aged 92 but that she then lay in a mortuary for several weeks whilst a tug of love was fought over her body.
Refugees and migration, and integration and identity, are pretty timely subjects given current headlines so it's quite some coincidence that the Ben Uri Gallery is celebrating its centenary with a show at Somerset House, Out of Chaos.
ISIS, and its warped manipulation of a faith that so many Muslims treasure, needs to be stopped. What they are doing is brutal, bloodthirsty, and vulgar. Our global solidarity against this dangerous group is our greatest weapon, and together, be we Muslim, Christian, Buddhist, atheist or agnostic, we need to harness this might, in order to combat them effectively. Understanding them to the best of our ability, is the first step.
The real tragedy is that the Abayahoudayan case not a unique one, for over the years several hundred Jewish woman in Britain have been held to ransom by former spouses.
Muslims and Jews can only overcome challenges through solidarity and mutual cooperation to prevail over shared hatred, education, not legislation is needed. On both sides, the urge to live and let live peacefully must prevail over any other sentiments.
Hajj is a religious pilgrimage during which Muslims from every corner of the globe travel to Mecca, Saudi Arabia. It is the world's largest gathering of people, with close to 3 million people attending each year.
For all observing this Sunday night, here's wishing you a 'Shana Tova' - A happy, healthy new year. For everyone else, may the dawning of a new season bring you peace and joy.
(Photo credit: Bettmann/CORBIS) The Pope has been at it, and so has the Archbishop of Canterbury. Christian-minded columnists such as Giles Fraser h...
Judaism is not a missionary faith. It takes the attitude that there are many paths to God and that, to put it bluntly, it does not matter which one you take, so long as you get there in the end. It is true that some people choose to convert to Judaism, and that is certainly an option for those who so wish, but we do not go out looking for converts.
Have you ever dreamt about exploring the cultural treasures of London but wondering how to access it and get immersed in these wonderful universes?
British Jews have never voted as a bloc, and have always made their decisions individually, while in previous parliaments there have been Jewish MPs in all three main parties. It means it is impossible lay down which particular party Jews should support in 2015 - as well as morally inappropriate.
This year Passover, an eight-day Jewish holiday celebrating both freedom and the arrival of spring begins at sundown on Friday, 3 April and ends at sundown on Saturday, 11 April. On the first two nights of Passover, most Jews take part in a special feast called the Passover Seder while retelling the biblical story of Exodus.