Current IssueJQ249 - August 2022
Inside its 43-year quest to dominate the Middle East
In this issue of The Jewish Quarterly, renowned writer and analyst Kim Ghattas examines the motivations behind Iran's changing role and influence in the Middle East. Delving into the regime's secretive strategy and tactics, Ghattas investigates Tehran's interventions in the affairs of countries across the region and its relationship with the West, and explores Iran's future role and posture in the Middle East.
Also in this issue, Arie M. Dubnov shares keen insights into the intriguing life and ideas of modern Israel's first native Hebrew speaker, and William F.S. Miles brings to life the history and colour of a tiny Jewish community in a French outpost in the Caribbean Sea. Mark Glanville locates Ukraine's post-Great War pogroms in their newly relevant historical context, Sarah Abrevaya Stein takes a fresh look at the extraordinary global success of the Sassoon dynasty and Ryan Ruby critiques Hannah Arendt's Rahel Varnhagen.
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Next IssueJQ250 - November 2022
The Jews of Ukraine:
Baal Shem Tov to Zelensky
This issue of The Jewish Quarterly explores the rich, tragic, tumultuous history of the Jews of Ukraine, who have played a pivotal role in modern religious, cultural and intellectual Jewish life. Ukraine has been the site of some of the darkest moments in Jewish history, yet its Jews were central to the foundation of the Hasidic and Zionist movements and to the advancement of Hebrew and Yiddish literature, as well as to the evolution of modern-day Ukraine.
In a probing essay, Vladislav Davidzon, who has been observing and writing about Ukrainian Jewish life for more than a decade, explores the turbulent history and uncertain future of a community whose fate has often had repercussions for the world beyond.
The issue also includes an essay by Steven Nadler that provides new insights into the excommunication of Spinoza, an account by Irris Makler of the changing character of the Old City of Jerusalem, and more.