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 47, Issue 2, 2014


Jonathan Magonet


Sue Vice and Axel Stähler

‘Genes, Shmenes’: Jew-ish Identities in Contemporary British Jewish Writing
Ruth Gilbert

Fetishizing the Holocaust: Comedy and Transatlantic Connections in Howard Jacobson’s Kalooki Nights
David Brauner

Towards a Diasporic Poetics: The Case of British Jewish Poetry
Peter Lawson

Midrash on Goldberg
Tony Hammond

A Wandering View: Writing Jews and Jewishness on British Television
James Jordan

Imagining Multicultural London: Containment and Excess in Snatch
Rachel Garfield

A Hidden Heart of Jewishness and Englishness: Stanley Kubrick
Nathan Abrams

Of Shadow-Play and Promised Lands: Between America and Israel: Interview with Clive Sinclair
Axel Stähler


The Dream of Ages: A Long Book in Four Volumes
Simon Louvish


Soloveitchik’s ‘No’ to Interfaith Dialogue
Angela West


Why Do Parents Affiliated to Progressive Synagogues Choose to Send Their Children to Orthodox Jewish Primary Schools?
Gwynneth Lewis


An Interview with Esther Bendehan
Adolfo Campoy-Cubillo


From Bavaria via Napoleonic Westphalia and Brazil to London: The Amazing Story of a Chumash
Annette M. Boeckler

Book Reviews