Celebrating 60 years of the Jewish Quarterly

The Jewish Quarterly Review
The Jewish Quarterly Review (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

2013 marks the 60th Anniversary of the Jewish Quarterly and to celebrate this special year and the new publishing partnership with Routledge, we are offering you free online access to sixty poems, articles and short stories!

‘If I were asked how I envisaged the Jewish Quarterly when I started it more than twenty years ago, I would say that it was to cultivate literary journalism in the best tradition of Central and Eastern Europe and, in particular, in the best tradition of Eastern European Jewish writing…’ Jacob Sonntag, 1974, cit The Golden Chain, 2003, pvii

Explore the collection online today!

Kind regards, Andrea Wells (Routledge Religion)

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The Chancellor of the University of Edinburgh visits the exhibition ‘Edinburgh Jews’

EDINBURGH, UK - 8th October 2013: HRH the Princess Royal visits the University of Edinburgh's School of Divinity at New College, Mound Place. (Photograph: MAVERICK PHOTO AGENCY)
EDINBURGH, UK – 8th October 2013: HRH the Princess Royal visits the University of Edinburgh’s School of Divinity at New College, Mound Place. (Photograph: MAVERICK PHOTO AGENCY)

During her visit to the School of Divinity, the Chancellor had the opportunity to view the exhibition Edinburgh Jews and spent some time in conversation with Dr H. Holtschneider. She expressed appreciation for the work that had been done, highlighting the journeys of an immigrant community into Scotland.

EDINBURGH, UK - 8th October 2013: HRH the Princess Royal visits the University of Edinburgh's School of Divinity at New College, Mound Place. (Photograph: MAVERICK PHOTO AGENCY)
EDINBURGH, UK – 8th October 2013: HRH the Princess Royal visits the University of Edinburgh’s School of Divinity at New College, Mound Place. (Photograph: MAVERICK PHOTO AGENCY)

Edinburgh Jews featured on STV Edinburgh

 The 'Edinburgh Jews' exhibition
The ‘Edinburgh Jews’ exhibition. Copyright – Amanda Armao

The Edinburgh Jews exhibition has been featured in a story on the STV website:

“Jews often migrate along trade routes, so the first evidence of Jews living in Edinburgh is around the 1600s… There are very few references to Jews and they seem to come as single traders to the city. In the 18th century, Jews come as students because, in contrast to many universities in the United States, Scotland never had a quota on Jewish students. In the 1700s we are finding the first graduates in medicine from the University of Edinburgh.

Dr Holtschneider added: “One of the things the exhibition is trying to show is the links Jews had with the city and how they contributed to the city of Edinburgh. They have played a major role. It is remarkable”

You can view the full story here: http://local.stv.tv/edinburgh/magazine/229462-jewish-community-featured-in-new-university-of-edinburgh-exhibition/

CFP: Ktav Et – An Academic Journal for Young Researchers in Jewish Studies

www.ktavet.eu

Papers shall address the following issues:

  • Hebrew language and literature
  • Hebrew Bible
  • Jewish languages
  • Jewish thought and philosophy
  • History
  • Arts
  • Israel
  • Jewish education
  • Other subjects relating to Jewish Studies

Papers must be submitted in English or Hebrew (with an English abstract).

Editorial guidelines for the authors can be found on our website.

Contact http://www.ktavet.uw.edu.pl/contact.html

All submissions are subject to a review process.

Your submission should include:

  • Author’s full name and the article’s title (in English)
  • The manuscript of the article with bibliography
  • One page abstract (in English)
  • Biographical note including: year of birth, academic affiliation, degree
  • and areas of academic interests or specialization
  • Contact details

All submissions shall be sent to: ktavet.callforpapers@gmail.com by February 28th, 2013.

We look forward to receiving your submission and we will inform you of our decision shortly after the deadline.

Magda Sara Szwabowicz
Editor and Coordinator of Ktav Et Project
magda.sara.szwabowicz@gmail.com

Journal of European Popular Culture 3/2: Special Issue on Jews in British Cinema

Edited by Nathan Abrams (Bangor University) nathan.abrams@btinternet.com

Contents

  • Introduction: Nathan Abrams, ‘Jews in British cinema.’ Page: 111.
  • Andrew Spicer, ‘A British empire of their own? Jewish entrepreneurs in the British film industry.’ Page: 117.
  • Gil Toffell, ‘”And Israel watcheth over each”: The Jewish reception of Jew Suss (1934) in Inter-war Britain.’ Page: 131.
  • Phyllis Lassner and Alexis Pogorelskin, ‘Exiled to Hollywood: British cinema, the plight of Europe’s Jews and the case of The Mortal Storm.’ Page: 143.
  • Margaret D. Stetz, ‘The hate that dared not speak its name: Svengali, anti-Semitism and post-war British heritage cinema.’ Page 155.
  • Michele Byers, ‘Jewish girls in British cinema.’ Page 169.