The Jewish Quarterly has cultivated literary journalism of the highest standard for almost seventy years. JQ 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. 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.


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


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The Jewish Quarterly is published four times a year – in February, May, August and November – and is available to subscribers in print, ebook and app editions (available soon). The Jewish Quarterly gathers the best minds, wherever they are, and whichever religion, to dig deep into Jewish issues, and the issues of humanity from a Jewish perspective. 

A subscription to JQ also gives you access to the entire catalogue of The Jewish Quarterly – almost 70 years of necessary and important writing by the leading Jewish writers and thinkers from around the world.

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