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European Judaism

A Journal for the New Europe

Aims & Scope

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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 50, Issue 1, Spring 2017

Jonathan Magonet


A Cage Went in Search of a Bird (Forty Years On)
Anthony Rudolf

Justice, Hope and Redemption: Jewish Perspective

Introductory Remarks
Brian Klug and Jayne Svenungsson

Philo of Stockholm: The Unrequited Love of Rabbi Marcus Ehrenpreis
Göran Rosenberg

Jewish Messianism and Revolutionary Utopias in Central Europe: Erich Fromm's Early Writings (1922–1930)
Michael Löwy

Dissenting from Redemption: Judaism and Political Theology
Alana M. Vincent

Memory, Justice and Redemption
Victor Jeleniewski Seidler

Placing Time: The Diasporic Journey to Beulah
Brian Klug

Law and Liberation: Critical Notes on Agamben's Political Messianism
Jayne Svenungsson

Catholic-Jewish Relations Today

Cherishing and Clarifying Difference
Philip McCosker and Ed Kessler

The Gifts and the Calling of God Are Irrevocable: Commission for Religious Relationships with Jews
Henry Wansbrough

Response to 'The Gifts and the Calling of God Are Irrevocable'
Ana Sapir Abulafia

Supersessionism: Harsh, Mild or Gone for Good?
Gavin D'Costa

Jewish-Catholic Relations Today
Jonathan Magonet

From the Tradition

How Satisfactory Is Maimonides' Solution to the Problem of Evil?
Robyn Ashworth-Steen

Contemporary Liturgy

Finding Liturgy for Infertility and Pregnancy Loss
Gwendolen Burton

A Bar Mitzvah Year: Rethinking Ritual
Ilana Korber

In Memoriam

Sir Sigmund Sternberg z'l
Tony Bayfield

Nathan Peter Levin
Jonathan Magonet

Book Reviews

Jacob Rader Marcus and Marc Saperstein, The Jews in Christian Europe: A Source Book, 315–1791
Ruth Langer

Rabbi Dana Evan Kaplan, The New Reform Judaism: Challenges and Reflections 
Charles Middleburgh

Pam Fox, The Jewish Community of Golders Green: A Social History 
Amanda Golby

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