Current IssueJQ247 - February 2022
In Search of Lost Time:
Europe Before the Holocaust
“If ink on paper can reassemble a world …” —Rachel Kadish
The Jewish world of pre-war Europe was almost destroyed. If we hold up a lantern to that darkness, what can we discover about what was lost, what survived and what could have been? In Search of Lost Time illuminates the efforts to recover and remember that world. Menachem Kaiser sifts through recent discoveries of hidden troves of documents and artefacts, and examines their extraordinary lineage and the battle to preserve them. Eva Hoffman unearths the remarkable life and work of a forgotten Polish poet, and Rachel Kadish traces the story of the intriguing figure and the hotel that played pivotal roles in her family’s past. Also included is a feature on the Jews of Provence by Benjamin Ramm , probing reviews by Benjamin Balint and Tali Lavi, and more.
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Next IssueJQ248 - May 2022
After the Golden Age:
American Jewish writing in the twenty-first century
This issue of The Jewish Quarterly examines the current generation of leading American Jewish writers as they grapple with challenges facing Jewish America today, including its relationship with religion, Israel, politics and multicultural America. After the Golden Age shows how a new wave of writers is charting and creating a modern Jewish world that is different from that of classic Jewish writers of the last century such as Saul Bellow, Philip Roth and Bernard Malamud. In a ground-breaking essay, one of America’s foremost literary critics, Adam Kirsch, provides a compelling account of a changing Jewish America. The issue also includes a report by Turkish writer Kaya Genç on antisemitism and conspiracy theories in Erdoğan’s Turkey, and an essay by Australian writer Sarah Krasnostein on the extraordinary history and feats of the “enemy aliens” – the Dunera Boys – shipped from Britain to Australia in 1940.