ABOUT

The Jewish Quarterly has cultivated literary journalism of the highest standard for almost seventy years. It is an independent publication that explores Jewish issues, and issues of humanity from a Jewish perspective.

In 2021, The Jewish Quarterly has relaunched and will be distributed and accessible worldwide. It has been redesigned and published in an elegant book format. 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.

“We are proud to be relaunching The Jewish Quarterly in 2021. Our only hope is to fulfil the ambitions that Jacob Sonntag envisioned for the journal when he founded it in 1953.”

— Morry Schwartz, Publisher, The Jewish Quarterly
About the Editor

ABOUT THE EDITOR

Jonathan Pearlman is the editor of The Jewish Quarterly. He is also editor of Australian Foreign Affairs and world editor of The Saturday Paper. He previously worked at The Sydney Morning Herald, covering foreign affairs and politics, and as a correspondent in the Middle East. His work has appeared in numerous publications, including The Diplomat, Good Weekend, Australian Book Review and The Jerusalem Report, and he has been a Walkley Award finalist and United Nations Media Award winner. He studied at the University of New South Wales and Oxford University.

Our aim is to feature great writers engaging with today’s world – the politics, the dilemmas, the culture – in ways that explore and expose the complexities and curiosities, rather than simplify them. Each issue will address diverse topics and will, I hope, include writing that is compelling, surprising, enriching and a pleasure to read. 
 — Jonathan Pearlman, Editor, The Jewish Quarterly