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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 49, Issue 2, Autumn 2016


Jonathan Magonet

In Memoriam Sheila Shulman z’l

In Memory of Sheila Shulman z’l
Elli Tikvah Sarah

25th Anniversary Reflections

Queer Jews Talking Their Way In
Rachel Adler

Talking My Way In: Reflections on the Journey of a Lesbian Feminist Queer Rabbi
Elli Tikvah Sarah

The Return of Liberal Judaism to Germany
Jan Mühlstein


Starting the Conversation: Transforming the World One Word at a Time
Deborah Kahn-Harris

Still Talking with Sheila
Judith Rosen-Berry


Anan D’Sageinan B’Shleimutah: A Theology of LGBTQ Integrity, Integration and Rabbinic Leadership
Shulamit Ambalu

Gifts from the LGBTQ Community: A Reflection
Janet Burden

L’Aimé qui est l’aimée: Can Levinas’ Beloved Be Queer?
Robin Podolsky

Dancing in Solidarity and Dissent
Mark L. Solomon


A Woman would Marry a Woman: Reading Sifra on Lesbianism
Laliv Clenman

A Totem and a Taboo: Germans and Jews Re-enacting Aspects of the Holocaust
Jeremy Schonfield

Memories, Readings and Diversities: For Sheila Shulman
Victor Jeleniewski Seidler

The Concept Of The Victim In Midrashic Literature: In Memory of Sheila Shulman, who Loved Midrash
Joanna Weinberg

Sheila Shulman Archive

Preface to Sheila Shulman’s Writings
Janet Burden


From the Greenwood (JCM Conference, Bendorf 1999)

‘We Must Use What We Have’ (October–July 2003–April 2004)

From the Last Sermon at Finchley Reform Synagogue (7 Sivan 5766 / 3 June 2006)


Upon having had a bellyful of psychotherapy 14.2.75 (3.23.87)

After the Biannual Meeting of the Women’s Liberation Workshop (23.2.75)

You Again 20.5.78 (25.1.88)

For Colleen – drowned April 1980 (20.4.81–26.4.82)

Book Reviews

Sarah Lipton, Dark Mirror: The Medieval Origins of Anti-Jewish Iconography
Marc Saperstein

Rabbi Dr Barbara Borts and Rabbi Elli Tikvah Sarah (eds), Women Rabbis in the Pulpit: A Collection of Sermons
Ruth Scott

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