“It’s aliiiiivvve!

The JQ has plenty to shout about. We have a new design—smaller, easier on the hands and eyes, and hopefully more inviting to read.  A new editorial team, which has worked like mad scientists to bring you articles to surprise, delight, provoke and enlighten—perhaps even make your hair stand on end.

At the same time, we’re still the JQ – still Jewish, still a quarterly, still aiming to fulfill founding editor Jacob Sonntag’s dream of bringingYiddishkeit into English.  Only you’ll notice we’ve become a bit more ambitious, ranging from Berkeley to Baghdad in the July issue alone. ”

D.D. Guttenplan

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