A unique window on Jewish culture world-wide
Based in the UK, but with a world-wide reach, Jewish Renaissance Magazine, founded in 2001, features:
Passport A unique series of in-depth studies, each focused on a community across the Diaspora. Communities already covered range from: Brighton to Burma, Greece to Gibraltar, Manchester to Mexico, Australia to Argentina. Significant Jewish movers and shakers of the past share Passport’s pages with the young cultural activists of today, bringing to life the spirit of the community in a vivid and colourful way, along with in-depth historical information.
Sephardi Renaissance A focus on the history and present of Sephardi and Mizrahi communities, both their lives in their historic homelands and stories from their adopted homes.
News Stories of Jewish cultural innovation across the world.
Debate Contemporary issues around Jewish identity and interaction in a multi-cultural society are discussed to give voice to the range of opinions.
Books, art, music, film, theatre Reviews and interviews keeping readers abreast of the best in new cultural production.
'Receiving a new edition of Jewish Renaissance is a welcome breath of fresh air. I don't know of any other magazine to compare with it for its intelligent and absorbing coverage of Jewish culture.'
Asher Weill, Editor (1981-2003), Ariel: The Israel Review of Arts and Letters
Did you know the designer of the EU flag was a Jewish Belgian resistance fighter? That’s just one of the stories we uncover in this January issue, which focuses on Brussels and Antwerp. Also learn about the 17th-century musical star Leonora Duarte; discover the secrets of the diamond trade; and meet the young artists, musicians and activists who are exploring their identity in the heart of Europe. In the UK, culture has been enriched by the contribution of European creatives who fled there from the Nazis in the 1930s. We celebrate their work with a look at the Insiders/Outsiders festival that takes place across the UK from 2019 to 2020. Further afield, we meet the Jewish community of Ahmedabad in India and interview Yemeni singer Shiran, whose groundbreaking sounds are making waves across the Middle East and beyond.