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

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Subjects: Jewish Studies

Current Issue

Volume 48, Issue 1, Spring 2015


Jonathan Magonet


The Great War and Jewish Memory
Jay Winter

Joseph Hertz: A Chief Rabbi at War
Colin Eimer

Morris Joseph and the West London Synagogue in the First World War
Marc Saperstein

French Rabbis and the 'Sacred Unity' during the First World War
Pierre Birnbaum

Rabbis and the 'Great War': Three Rosh Hashanah Sermons of 1914
Janet Darley

A Holy War and Revenge for Kishinev: Austrian Rabbis Justify the First World War
Marsha L. Rozenblit

The Great War as Reflected in Italian Rabbincal Sermons: Rav S. Zvi Hirsch Margulies, Rav Ya'akov Bolaffio and Rav Giuseppe Levi
Joseph Levi

The Chief Rabbi of Belgium Confronting the Germans in the First World War
Daniel Dratwa

The First World War in the Hungarian Israel (Magyar Izrael) the Monthly Journal of the National Rabbinical Association, 19141918
Kinga Frojimovics

Two Rabbis and a Rebbetzin: The Vilna Rabbinate during the First World War
Andrew N. Koss

American Jewish Preaching on the First World War: Rabbi Joseph Krauskopf
Marc Saperstein



Chance, Fate, Luck: How the History of the World Turned on the Randomness of a Sunny Morning One Hundred Years Ago. Sermon Delivered 28 June 2014
Howard Cooper


Rabbi Sheila Shulman

Sir Martin Gilbert
Marc Saperstein

Book Reviews