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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 more than 50 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 psychological 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 2, Autumn 2017

Jonathan Magonet

'Welcome to Britain' Refugees Conference: In Memory of Eleanor Rathbone

Susan Cohen

In Memory of Eleanor Rathbone, so-called 'MP for Refugees'
Susan Cohen

Refugee or Alien? The Long-Term Influence of Eastern European Jewish Immigrants on the Reception of German Jews into Great Britain in the 1930s
Diana Packer

Contesting the Kindertransport as a 'Model' Refugee Response
Jennifer Craig-Norton

Human Rights of Immigration Detainees and Deportees in a Hostile Environment
Pierre Makhlouf

'Heavy Is the Responsibility for All the Lives That Might Have Been Saved in the Pre-war Years': British Perceptions of Refugees 1933–1940
Rachel Pistol

Excuses! Excuses! The Failure to Amend Britains Immigration Policy 1942–1943
Lesley Clare Urbach

‘Refugees Are Welcome Here’: How Public Opinion Got Ahead of Government in Summer 2015 and Stayed There
Maurice Wren

Refugees: Two Personal Histories

Eugene Heimler: A Hero of the Twentieth Century
Miriam Bracha Heimler

One of the Saved: In Memory of Jan Fuchs
Angela West


Pockets of Hope
Christine Cohen Park

From the Tradition

The Temptation in the Garden of R. Hiyaa bar Ashi and His Wife
Admiel Kosman

Psalms 113–118: Qualified Praise?
Jeremy Schonfield

Review Essay

Ecclesiastes and Contemporary Argument
Andrew Levy

Book Reviews

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