White spots of the Jewish culture - here a subject of steadfast interest of the modern Israeli writer and the culturologist, the doctor of philosophy Denis Sobolev. His book " Jews and the Europe " is devoted to the most complicated and most interesting question of the Jewish history - to a problem of cultural self-identification of Jews in historical and cultural space. Who are European Jews? They have What relation they have to Chazars? Whether there Is outside of Israel a Jewish literature? What Jews-artists in the European and world culture have introduced? It is only a small part of questions which the author tries to answer.