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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: 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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Dec
28
December 28, 2020
Jewish Quarterly Review
Borderless Space, Radical Belonging
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The Jewish Quarterly Review

The modernist poet Peretz Markish expressed his anarchism in a Jewish idiom, writes Anna Elena Torres.

Dec
18
December 18, 2020
Jewish Quarterly Review
Secundus the Silent and the Vanishing Seduction of Beruriah
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Natalie B. Dohrmann

After the great Rabbi Meir asks his student to seduce his wife to teach her humility, the Talmud’s only named female Torah scholar commits suicide. Moshe Simon-Shoshan reassesses the legacy of this sordid tale.

Dec
15
December 15, 2020
Jewish Quarterly Review
JQR at 130: New Voices Celebrate the Old Series
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Natalie B. Dohrmann

JQR marks its anniversary by diving into the archives for a fresh look at its earliest scholarship.

Dec
10
December 10, 2020
Jewish Quarterly Review
New Issue of the Jewish Quarterly Review: Fall 2020
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The Jewish Quarterly Review

The TOC in Brief.

Sep
24
September 24, 2020
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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.