No. 207 Autumn 2007
The Jewish Quarterly is a London-based journal of essays, reviews and opinion, now in its sixtieth year. It presents a vibrant Jewish perspective on contemporary ideas and culture. Continuing the best of the Jewish intellectual tradition, the The Jewish Quarterly is loved for its fine writing, rigorous thinking, wit and wisdom.
A typical JQ reader? Anyone, from any background, with an open and inquisitive mind.
Such a lot of must-reads in each issue and a brilliant choice of themes. Simon Schama
How we Jews present ourselves, individually or collectively, and how we are represented by others, is a key question addressed in the Winter issue of Jewish Quarterly. Yehoshua Engelman tackles the challenges of Purim and masks,
Sam Leith tracks the 40 years of the Wingate Prize and the question of what can be thought of as Jewish literature. In politics, Benjamin Ramm considers the impacts of the Brexit vote on the Jewish community and on European identity, just as Michael
Goldfarb analyses the importance
of the black vote in President
Trump’s election campaign. The journey of modern Jewish sculptors is explored by Emma Crichton-Miller in a brilliant ceramics exhibition at Camden’s Jewish Museum. Finally, in celebration of Bernard
Kops’ 90th birthday, the issue features
a selection of his previously unpublished work