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The Jewish Quarterly Review was established by Israel Abrahams and Claude Montefiore in 1889, and migrated from England to Philadelphia in 1910, where its publication resumed under the editorship of Cyrus Adler and Solomon Schechter. It remains the oldest English-language journal in the field of Jewish studies. JQR preserves the attention to textual detail so characteristic of the journal's early years, while encouraging scholarship in a wide range of fields and time periods. In each quarterly issue of JQR, the ancient stands alongside the modern, the historical alongside the literary, the textual alongside the contextual.

Recent issues are available online through Project Muse, and to access 130 years of JQR, you can find our full archive digitized at JSTOR.

For instructions on how to submit an essay click here, and to subscribe, visit jqr.pennpress.org.

Editors: Natalie B. Dohrmann & David N. Myers
Managing Editor: Anne Oravetz Albert
Administrator: Bonnie L. Blankenship
Editorial Board:  Elisheva Baumgarten, David Berger, Beth Berkowitz, Daniel Boyarin, Richard I. Cohen, Daniel Frank, Paula Fredriksen, Miriam Goldstein, Warren Zev Harvey, Galit Hasan-Rokem, Sarah Imhoff, Richard Kalmin, Y. Tzvi Langermann, Lisa Leff, Lital Levy, Vivian Liska, James Loeffler, Shaul Magid, Jessica Marglin, Lucia Raspe, David Ruderman, Raymond P. Scheindlin, Daniel R. Schwartz, Edwin Seroussi, Haym Soloveitchik, Steven Phillip Weitzman, Beth Wenger, Elliot R. Wolfson, Irene Zwiep, Joanna Weinberg

 

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Jul
8
July 08, 2020
Jewish Quarterly Review
Josephus’s Elusive Command
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The Jewish Quarterly Review

Nathan Thiel tries to solve a puzzle that has long troubled the journal: Who were Josephus’s “Galileans”?

Jun
25
June 25, 2020
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Knowing the Victim? Reflections on Empathy, Analogy, and Voice from the Shoah to the Present
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David Myers

The Holocaust and the BLM movement share the problem of knowing another’s experience. Judith Butler, Cheryl Greenberg, Marianne Hirsch, and Robin D. G. Kelley tackle the core epistemological and moral question of whether we can know another’s experience, and what is at stake in our answer.

Jun
9
June 09, 2020
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JQR Contributor Conversation: Samuel Hayim Brody on Jewish Studies and the History of Capitalism
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Natalie B. Dohrmann

JQR editor Natalie Dohrmann chats with contributor Samuel Hayim Brody about Jewish studies and the history of capitalism.

May
26
May 26, 2020
Jewish Quarterly Review
Pandemic and Plague: Literary Encounters
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The Jewish Quarterly Review

In this JQR blog forum, the third in a series inspired by the COVID-19 pandemic, five scholars reflect on scenes from Jewish literature that allow them some purchase on this moment.

May
15
May 15, 2020
Jewish Quarterly Review
New Issue of the Jewish Quarterly Review: Spring 2020
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The Jewish Quarterly Review

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