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 1, 2014


Jonathan Magonet

Last of the Just: Trialogue Conference

The Last of the Just: An Introduction
Michael Parsons

‘No Room for the Truth’: On the Precariousness of Life and Narrative in The Last of the Just
Josh Cohen

The Last of the Just: An Untimely Novel for Our Times
Lyndsey Stonebridge

Fifty Years On: The Limitations of André Schwarz-Bart’s The Last of the Just?
Howard Cooper

European Jewish History and Today

Hannah Arendt: Radical Evil, Radical Hope
Jeffrey Newman

Eruption of Creative Genius in Central Europe
Leon Yudkin z’l

Holocaust Ethics: Difficult Histories and Threatening Memories
Victor Jeleniewski Seidler

From the Tradition: The Book of Esther

Introduction to the Book of Esther (Bible Week, Osnabrueck, 28 July–3 August 2013)
Jonathan Magonet

The Importance of Being Esther: Rabbis, Canonicity, Problems and Possibilities
David J. Zucker

The God Who Hides: Some Jewish Responses to the Book of Esther
Jonathan Magonet

The Esther Narratives as Reminders – For Jews and for Christians
Veronika Bachmann

The Targums to Esther
Alinda Damsma

Bible Week: The Author’s Esther – A Sermon
Jonathan Magonet

In Memoriam

Book Reviews

Solomon, Norman, The Talmud: A Selection
Laliv Clenman

Grossman, Avraham, Rashi, transl. Joel Linsider
Marc Saperstein

Gilens, Alvin, Reconciling Lives
Frederick A. Lubich