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Magazines - Jewish Interest Magazines and Journals

The Pratt Periodicals Department holds several titles of potential interest to those wishing to explore the diverse threads making up the fabric of Jewish spirituality, history, politics, and culture. These are just a few.  Find many other such titles in Pratt online databases.

The Pratt Central Library's Social Science and History Department holds the annual Index to Jewish Periodicals from 1963 to the present.

American Jewish History
American Jewish History
AJH covers the American Jewish historical experience in scholarly yet accessible articles. It is published quarterly by the Johns Hopkins University Press for the American Jewish Historical Society. Pratt holds this title in paper back to 1978. It is full-text searchable in Pratt electronic databases
 
Commentary
Commentary
Commentary, first published in 1945 by the American Jewish Committee, is a journal of thought and opinion, which has often been characterized as neo-conservative in its orientation.  It is published monthly, except for a combined July-August issue.  It is indexed in Reader's Guide and Book Review Digest. Pratt holds this title back to 1945 in paper.  It is also full-text searchable in Pratt electronic databases.
 
Israel Horizons
Israel Horizons
IH is published quarterly by Meretz USA for Israeli Civil Rights and Peace. According to the editor, "While [IH] includes diverse points of view, its editorial position supports the achievement of peace and understanding between Israel and its Arab neighbors, equality and civil rights for all Israeli citiizens -- Jew and Arab alike -- and the fullest possible expression of Israel as the reborn national home of the entire Jewish people, irrespective of religious and philosophical orientation." It describes its position as progressive Zionism. Pratt holds this title in paper from 1962 to 2000 and 2004 to the present. 
 
Judaism: A Journal of Jewish Life & Thought
Judaism: A Journal of Jewish Life & Thought
Published twice a year by the American Jewish Congress, Judaism describes itself as "a free and non-partisan organ ... dedicated to the creative discussion and exposition of the religious, moral, and philosophical concepts of Judaism and their relevance to the problems of modern society." Judaism is addressed equally to scholars and the general reading public. Pratt holds this title back to 1965.  It is full-text searchable in Pratt electronic databases.
 
Midstream: A Bi-Monthly Jewish Review
Midstream: A Bi-Monthly Jewish Review
Midstream is published bi-monthly by The Theodor Herzl Foundation, Inc.  According to its Website, "Midstream was started some 50 years ago as a magazine of opinion. Ever since its pages have reflected a searching exploration of many of the critical problems of our time by some of the most profound thinkers here and abroad. In addition, its readers have been treated to a wealth of exciting and significant literary works [memoirs, poetry, and fiction]. While paying attention to problems of Jewish concern, it addresses itself to the whole range of contemporary life and culture, with special emphasis on the State of Israel, and the Zionist idea."  Pratt holds this title from 1955 to the present. 
 
Moment: Jewish Culture, Politics, and Religion
Moment: Jewish Culture, Politics, and Religion
Moment magazine, founded in 1975 by Elie Wiesel and Leonard Fein, is published bi-monthly by Moment, a division of the Center For Creative Change in Washington, D.C.  According to its Website, Moment is "dedicated to serious, highly-literate, intellectual journalism, provides the American Jewish community and other readers with a much needed independent forum that is not tied to any organization or point-of-view. Moment is committed to portraying intellectual, political, cultural, and religious debates within the community, and to educating readers about Judaism’s rich history and contemporary movements, ranging from left to right, fundamentalist to secular."  A recent issue includes an article entitled, "Bob Dylan: The Unauthorized Spiritual Biography."  Pratt holds this title in paper back to 1975.  It is full-text searchable in Pratt electronic databases.
 
Tikkun: Politics   Spirituality   Culture
Tikkun: Politics Spirituality Culture

The Hebrew word Tikkun, means "to mend, repair, and transform the world."  On the other end of the political spectrum from CommentaryTikkun is published bimonthly by the Institute for Labor and Mental Health in California.  A recent issue of Tikkun includes a cover story entitled "Why Torture Continues," an interview with Noam Chomsky on Iraq, and an editorial by Michael Lerner entitled "40 Years of Occupation: It's Still Immoral and Self-Destructive."  Pratt holds this title in paper back to 1986. It is full-text searchable in Pratt electronic databases.

 
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