The Jewish Quarterly has cultivated literary journalism of the highest standard for almost 70 years. It is an independent publication that explores Jewish issues, and issues of humanity from a Jewish perspective.
The Jewish Quarterly is published four times a year – in February, May, August and November. Each issue features a major political or cultural theme, investigated in long-form essays by prominent voices from around the world. JQ’s mission is not to advocate, but to investigate complex and pressing matters of politics, religion, history and culture, and to do so in depth.
Founded in 1953 by Jacob Sonntag, JQ’s new editor is Jonathan Pearlman. The Jewish Quarterly is published out of Australia and is distributed and accessible worldwide.
“Younger writers were freed to think about specifically Jewish questions. [Their] work has a narrower appeal. Only time will tell if it is also a deeper one.” — Adam Kirsch
After the Golden Age examines the current generation of leading American Jewish writers as they grapple with questions about religion, Israel, politics and multiculturalism. In a ground-breaking essay, one of America’s foremost literary critics, Adam Kirsch, shows how a new wave of writers, including Jonathan Safran Foer, Nicole Krauss and Joshua Cohen, is charting and creating a modern Jewish world that is different from that of Roth, Bellow and Malamud.
The issue also includes a report by Kaya Genç on paranoia and conspiracy theories in Erdoğan’s Turkey, Jo Glanville on the vanishing Jews of Dublin and a colourful portrait from Patrick Mackie of Mozart’s Jewish librettist. Sarah Krasnostein delves into the extraordinary feats of the “enemy aliens” shipped from Britain to Australia in 1940, and George Prochnik explores the worlds of W.G. Sebald and Daniel Mendelsohn.