Jewish Review of Books

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Jewish Review of Books
Editor Abraham Socher
Frequency Quarterly
Publisher Eric Cohen
First issue  2010 (2010-month)
Country United States
Based in New York City
Language English
ISSN 2153-1978

The Jewish Review of Books is a quarterly magazine with articles on literature, culture and current affairs from a Jewish perspective. It is published in New York City.

The magazine was launched in 2010 with an editorial board that includes Leon Wieseltier, Michael Walzer and Ruth Wisse, Shlomo Avineri and Ruth Gavison.[1] The editor is Abraham Socher.

The magazine is funded by the Tikvah Fund, founded by Zalman Bernstein,[1] which also sponsors Jewish Ideas Daily.[2] The initial press run is 30,000 copies.[3]

According to The Jewish Week, the JRB is "unabashedly" modeled after the venerable New York Review of Books.[3]

Harvey Pekar and Tara Seibel collaborated on comic strips for the first two issues of the magazine.[4]


  1. ^ a b "A Jewish Journal of Ideas Is Born", Jordan Michael Smith, Published February 10, 2010, issue of February 19, 2010, The Forward
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  3. ^ a b "Can New Journal Find Its Niche?", The Jewish Week, Feb 24, 2010, Eric Herschthal
  4. ^ "The Last Days Of Harvey Pekar", The Jewish Week, Jul 20, 2010, Eric Herschthal

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