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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.

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Editors: David N. Myers & Natalie B. Dohrmann
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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Sep
24
September 24, 2020
Jewish Quarterly Review
Vacationing in Nazi Germany
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The Jewish Quarterly Review

Even as the Nazi state closed in, many bourgeois Jews continued to lead bourgeois lives, leaving records of vacations and family gatherings. Ashkenazi and Miron read these images and words, so apparently anodyne, and yet impossibly so.

Sep
15
September 15, 2020
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Kabbalistic Forms: Erratum et Novellus

Yossi Chajes heralds the recent study of rarely depicted huppahs in kabbalistic manuscripts by Uriel Safrai and Eliezer Baumgarten.

Sep
8
September 08, 2020
Jewish Quarterly Review
JQR Contributor Conversation: Wojciech Tworek on Hasidism between the World Wars
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David Myers

JQR editor David Myers chats with contributor Wojciech Tworek about new paradigms in the study of Hasidism on the horizon of Modernity, Shimon Engel, and the loss of a beloved teacher.

Sep
1
September 01, 2020
Jewish Quarterly Review
Women’s Riches: Culture & Capital in Medieval Egypt
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Natalie B. Dohrmann

Reform is always a destruction of something that exists to make way for the new. Eve Krakowski looks at a moment of halakhic reform and traces its collateral damage on women's lives.

Aug
25
August 25, 2020
Jewish Quarterly Review
New Issue of the Jewish Quarterly Review: Summer 2020
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The Jewish Quarterly Review

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