Vol 1, No. 1 Spring 1953
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.
JQ244, The Return of History:
The newest issue of the relaunched Jewish Quarterly investigates rising global populism, examining the forces propelling modern nativism, xenophobia and antisemitism. In this issue:
- Renowned historian Simon Schama explores the rise of prejudice and populism in the age of COVID -19 and examines how the pandemic has kindled the flames of antisemitism.
- Recalling his experiences growing up as a Jew in modern Poland, photographer and writer Mikołaj Grynberg reflects on Poland’s commitment to forgetting its atrocities.
- Holocaust historian Deborah Lipstadt puts white supremacy under the microscope to examine its antisemitic DNA.
- Historian Holly Case weaves her own experiences of modern Hungary together with an exploration of the country’s current political climate – the spread of nationalism that characterises ‘Viktor Orbán’s Hungary’.
- The newly discovered correspondence between philosopher and historian Isaiah Berlin and the founding editor of the New York Review of Books Robert Silvers, published for the first time.
- Reviews by pre-eminent writers, including Benjamin Balint, Robert Manne and The Guardian’s Hadley Freeman.
- And, new sections exploring little-known aspects of Jewish history and community by Elliot Perlman and Ian Black.