Jewish Currents

Jewish Currents
Frequency Quarterly
Year founded 1946
Company Workmen's Circle
Country United States
Based in Accord, New York
Language English
ISSN 0021-6399

Jewish Currents is a progressive, secular Jewish quarterly magazine that carries on the insurgent tradition of the Jewish left through independent journalism, political commentary, and a "countercultural" approach to Jewish arts and literature.

Publication history

The magazine was first published in 1946 by the Morning Freiheit Association, under the name Jewish Life and was associated with the Communist Party, USA until 1956 when it broke with the party and took its current name.

Now in its 60th year of publication, J.C. is undergoing a revival and expansion under the leadership of its new editor, Lawrence Bush, whose new column, "Religion and Skepticism," contends playfully with many manifestations of the "spirituality" of contemporary American culture. Other regular columns include "Jewish Women Now," "It Happened in Israel," "Inside the Jewish Community," "Our Secular Jewish Heritage," "Around the World," and "Mameloshn: Yiddish Poetry."

From March–April 2005 until the March-April 2009 issue, Jewish Currents was distributed to all members of the Workmen's Circle as a benefit of membership. [1] [2]

See also


  1. Joseph Berger, "Jewish Currents Magazine and a Longtime Adversary Decide to Merge," New York Times, April 13, 2006.
  2. Jewish Currents, "The Future of Jewish Currents," Jewish Currents Blog, March 16th, 2009.

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