New Issue of the Jewish Quarterly Review: Fall 2019

October 23, 2019
The Jewish Quarterly Review

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JQR 109.4 is now available, online* and in print. 


In this issue:

Yair Furstenburg argues that divorce procedures prescribed in the Mishnah were shaped in active engagement with Roman law, facilitating the use of Roman jurisdiction to enforce Jewish law.

Paola Tartakoff explores late medieval accounts of martyrdom, showing that converts and returnees to Judaism across Europe shared a “cultural repertoire” of dramatic and sometimes gruesome willing death with Christian and Muslim converts.

Patrick Benjamin Koch traces how the rather exceptional penitential exercises of a revered sixteenth-century Jewish kabbalist became the basis for later Jewish rituals and practices by means of hagiography.

Hadar Feldman Samet illustrates the complexity of Sabbatian religious culture by revealing the diverse languages and artistic references woven into the secret ritual music of nineteenth-century Salonikan Ma’aminim, or believers.

Abraham Rubin situates the self-representation of a twentieth-century German Jewish convert to Islam within the legacy of German Jewish liberalism.

Judith Bronstein uncovers the work of early Zionist historians in deploying Jewish heroes from the Crusader period in Palestine to shape a national narrative. This essay is free for download without a subscription for the next six months.

Check back here on the JQR Blog for more content related to these essays in the next few months.


*The most recent four years of JQR are distributed online exclusively by Project Muse, where most articles are available to subscribers only. Log in through your home library for institutional access, or see to subscribe and get access to all JQR content, including four new issues, for just $42/year (discounted rates available).


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