Current 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.
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Next 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.