European Judaism

A Journal for the New Europe

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Editor: Jonathan Magonet

Published in association with the Leo Baeck College and the Michael Goulston Education Foundation.

For over 40 years, European Judaism has provided a voice for the postwar Jewish world in Europe. It has reflected the different realities of each country and helped to rebuild Jewish consciousness after the Holocaust.

The journal offers: stimulating debates exploring the responses of Judaism to contemporary political, social, and philosophical challenges; articles reflecting the full range of contemporary Jewish life in Europe, and including documentation of the latest developments in Jewish-Muslim dialogue; new insights derived from science, psychotherapy, and theology as they impact upon Jewish life and thought; literary exchange as a unique exploration of ideas from leading Jewish writers, poets, scholars, and intellectuals with a variety of documentation, poetry, and book reviews section; and book reviews covering a wide range of international publications.

"European Judaism makes an important contribution to the quest for a global ethic. It explores the inner workings of the Jewish world, with particular insight into the pyschological and spiritual challenges of life after the Shoah. But at the same time it is a medium for dialogue, examining in particular the relationship between Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. It is indeed a journal for the 'new' Europe."  —Prof. Dr. Hans Kueng, Tuebingen

"By setting current problems and issues against the background of tradition with such scholarly precision and insight, European Judaism is making an invaluable contribution to the effort to restore to European Jewry the continuity which was so tragically ruptured during the Holocaust." —Karen Armstrong

European Judaism is now available on JSTOR!

Subjects: Jewish Studies

Current Issue

Volume 48, Issue 2, Autumn 2015


Jonathan Magonet


Jewish Perspectives on Jewish-Christian Dialogue over Five Decades           
Fred Morgan


Forty Years of the JCM – A Memoir                                                           
Jonathan Magonet

The JCM and Beyond                                                                                   
Halima Krausen

JCM Reflections                                                                                   
Irit Burkeman

Reflections on the JCM                                                                       
Stefan Hartmann


The Growth of Interfaith Dialogue          
Jonathan Magonet

Interfaith Contributions to a Just Society           
Humera Khan

Outcomes of Interreligious Dialogue. An Example from Bielefeld: Bethel
Jutta Beldermann


The First Printed Books of Midrash and Their Jewish and Christian Readers
Benjamin Williams

The Liturgical Understanding of Psalms in Judaism: Demonstrated with Samples from Psalms 90–106, with a Special Focus on Psalm 92, Mizmor Shir leYom haShabbat 
Annette M. Boeckler

Psalms 90–106: Book Four and the Covenant with David                       
Susan Gillingham


Elisheva Baumgarten, Practicing Piety in Medieval Ashkenaz: Men, Women, and Everyday Religious Observance           
Marc Saperstein

Pam Fox, Israel Isidor Mattuck, the Architect of Liberal Judaism; Danny Rich, Israel Mattuck: The Inspirational Voice of Liberal Judaism
Jonathan Romain

Jonathan Romain, ed., Assisted Dying: Rabbinic Responses                       
Dan Cohn Sherbok

Sasha Abramsky, The House of Twenty Thousand Books                                   
Harvey Shoolman

Norman Hirsch, Unfolding Toward Purpose                                           
Allen Podet