Jewish Studies Quarterly, established in 1993 by Joseph Dan (Hebrew University, Jerusalem) and Peter Schäfer (Princeton University), is a peer-reviewed academic journal published four times a year, edited out of Princeton and printed by Mohr Siebeck in Tübingen, Germany.
The journal’s content reflects the array of disciplines, historical eras, methodologies and research interests that characterize Jewish Studies today. Its contributors represent institutions throughout the world that support academic research in this area. Occasional issues are devoted to special topics. For instance, Vol. 14 no. 2 published the papers first presented at a workshop on " Translating Texts, Translating Cultures," hosted by the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, and Vol .17 nos. 1 and 2 highlighted "Jewish Life and Letters in the Ottoman Empire." Other special issues include the proceedings of conferences or symposia held at Princeton University, such as "Yiddish: A Diasporic Path to Modernity" (Vol. 15 no. 1) and "Rabbis and Others in Conversation" (Vol. 19 nos. 2 and 3). Some articles present Hebrew texts in English for the first time; recent examples include a medical manuscript prescribing treatment for the Black Death in the Middle Ages (Vol. 18 no. 1) and a magical incantation inscribed on a bowl from Babylonia (Vol. 19 no. 1). The variety of content makes JSQ a point of contact for academics in the sphere of Jewish Studies and maintains a sense of cohesiveness in a field that keeps branching out as it grows.
Editors: Leora Batnitzky (Princeton) and Peter Schäfer (Princeton)
Managing editor: Sally Freedman (Princeton)
Advisory board: Steven Aschheim (Hebrew University, Jerusalem), Elisheva Carlebach (Columbia University, New York), Michael Fishbane (University of Chicago), Christine Hayes (Yale University, New Haven), Jeffrey Shandler (Rutgers University, New Brunswick), Israel Yuval (Hebrew University, Jerusalem)