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JEWISH BOOK ANNUAL
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JEWISH QUARTERLY REVIEW
One of the most valuable literary services rendered Jewish
learning and research by The Dropsie College is the
Jewish
Quarterly Review
, a medium for the publication in the English
language of articles and book reviews “ in the interest of Jewish
literature, history and religion, Hebrew philology and kindred
subjects.”
The
Jewish Quarterly Review
was founded in England by Claude
G. Montefiore, he and Israel Abrahams serving as editor and
co-editor for almost twenty years. The Old Series — as that part
of the
Quarterly
came to be called — established a solid reputation
of authentic scholarship and attracted to itself some of the
greatest scholars of their day.
The New Series of the
Quarterly
began in July, 1910, when
Dr. Solomon Schechter and Dr. Cyrus Adler assumed the editor-
ship here in the United States. Thirty volumes were issued under
the editorial hand of the late President of the College. Beginning
with Volume XXXI, the
Quarterly
has been under the joint
editorship of Professors Abraham A. Neuman and Solomon Zeitlin.
The
Jewish Quarterly Review
is the oldest existing journal of
Jewish scholarship in any language. As with other learned jour-
nals, much of the material in both content and form can be of
interest only to the specialist. But it has been the editorial policy
from its inception to include occasional articles of general interest
to the educated layman.
The history of the
Quarterly
to the present, with its special
issue dealing with three centuries of American Jewish life and
history, is a reliable mirror reflecting the world of Jewish scholar-
ship. Its scholarly and critical reviews of the important books
published all over the world in many languages is a permanent
record of notable literary achievements in the realm of Jewish
learning.
THE MONOGRAPH SERIES
Under the aegis of the
Jewish Quartely Review
, and in similar
format, a Monograph Series was launched in which treatises, too
long to be considered as articles and yet too short to be classed
as books, might be published.
Already,
The Zadokite Fragments
, by Solomon Zeitlin, has
received wide attention. These fragments comprise facsimile re-
productions of the manuscripts in the Cairo Genizah collection in
the possession of the University Library, Cambridge, England,