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The publication of a previously unreleased short story by Sylvia Plath is big news in the literary world. As Harper Perennial released Mary ..read more
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Earlier in February, 56 faith leaders, including five Rabbis, signed an open letter to the Department of Education urging that “ ..read more
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Françoise Frenkel, a woman of Polish Jewish origin, and an unabashed Francophile, gamely opened her French language bookstore in Berlin in ..read more
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Jewish Quarterly Blog by Don Guttenplan - 5M ago
Here at the JQ we try to avoid themed issues. Yet sometimes, despite our best efforts, a theme just… emerges.  Having assembled the very ..read more
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Jewish Quarterly Blog by Carol Isaacs - 5M ago
The Finns have a word – kaukokaipuu – which means a feeling of homesickness for a place you’ve never been to. I’ve been living in ..read more
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Amos Oz, who died in December, once laid to rest the difficult definition of literary fiction. A thriller, he said, might be a day in the ..read more
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Jewish Quarterly Blog by Kim Sherwood - 5M ago
As we begin a new year, my iPhone is very keen I remember new years past. ‘You have a new memory,’ it tells me, insistently, like an ..read more
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Rama Burshtein traverses two worlds like an ethereal being. She is, on one hand, an international jet-setting director, competing at film ..read more
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Themes of identity, history, faith and family run through the 2019 JQ Wingate Literary Prize long list. This year’s 13-strong list ..read more
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Jewish Quarterly Blog by Kim Sherwood - 5M ago
In August, I had the honour of appearing on a panel with Sjón, the brilliant – in the old-fashioned, glitteringly genius sense of the ..read more

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