London-Based “The Jewish Quarterly”, Journal Of Essays, Reviews And Opinion, Now As An iPad App

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The Jewish Quarterly is a London-based journal of essays, reviews and opinion, now in its sixtieth year. It presents a  Jewish perspective on contemporary ideas and culture.

The Jewish Quarterly is a literary, cultural and political journal. Founded in 1955, by Jacob Sonntag to continue the European Jewish literary tradition, the Jewish Quarterly has made a contribution to the intellectual life of the Jewish world. It is the place that Jewish writers come to do their thinking, and the home for writing that is fearless, provocative an in-depth.

In 1974 Sonntag described the Jewish Quarterly:

“If I were asked how I envisaged The Jewish Quarterly when I started it more than twenty years ago, I would say that it was to cultivate literary journalism in the best tradition of Central and Eastern Europe and, in particular, in the best tradition of Eastern European Jewish writing … I belong to the generation which looked for a synthesis between our Jewishness and our Europeanism, between our nationalism and our socialism, between the particular and the universal … Part of our upbringing was to revere the printed word, to adorn it with a power of its own. How could truth and reason not prevail’? It was just a question of finding the right word, the right combination of words, and everything else would follow from it. Literature was a living thing for us, and the world of books knew no boundaries. We cherished the illusion that “you have only to will it and your dreams would cease to be fairy tales’ … We felt as a collective, we had a sense of community, we felt called upon to add a link to the ‘golden chain’, handed to us by an earlier generation.”

Recent editors have included Matthew Reisz and Elena Lappin and the current editor, Rachel Lasserson.

The Jewish Quarterly iPad/iPhone edition brings you selected pages from the latest issue as soon as it is available. You can subscribe within the application (quarterly $6.99)  for full access, which brings you every page of the issue and a searchable archive back to Autumn 2007.  Issues are not sold individually – for the duration of your subscription you have access to every issue in this archive.

  • Swipe or tap the page edges to flip to next/previous page.
  • Use the animated thumbnail view to flick through the pages.
  • Pinch or double-tap pages to zoom.
  • Switch between single or double-page view (iPad only).
  • Search the current issue or (paid-only) the archive.
  • Tap any page links to web sites, email addresses, phone numbers or maps.
  • Tap contents-page links to jump to a particular article.
  • Sync back issues to your device for offline reading (requires wi-fi).
  • Network connection required otherwise.

App:  Jewish Quarterly by Exact Editions Ltd.

Compatible: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Category:  Lifestyle
Released:: October 07, 2012
Publisher:   Exact Editions Ltd
Price: Free (get app)

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