What our SUBSCRIBERS say about us…

Jewish Renaissance does the near-impossible: it rescues English Jews from the curse of the parochial, re-uniting us with the wider, grander, older and newer world of Jewish thought and events. Essential reading if you’re Jewish or if you’re not.
— Howard Jacobson, Man Booker Prize-winning author
I very much admire your outstanding work in producing a first-rate magazine. Kol hakavod, bravo, gmar vehatima tova!
— Charles Heller, Toronto
A fascinating magazine: always beautifully produced and a pleasure to read. It has opened my eyes to the condition of Jews in corners of the world that I never knew they inhabited, as well as a wealth of cultural events in London and the regions.
— Baroness Ruth Deech, Academic, lawyer and former Chairman of HFEA
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, especially in Britain, but also worldwide.
— Asher Weill, former Editor of ARIEL: The Israel Review of Arts and Letters
Congratulations on putting together such a lively magazine. This is just what the Jewish community needs.
— Anthony Julius, Deputy Chairman at Mishcon de Reya
It is a stunning publication and certainly a keeper. My second issue just arrived and I am sitting here immersed in it even though I must get dressed and get on a plane to Mexico. Each issue is as good as the last! I love it!
— Joan D Levin, Chicago
Bravi! I loved all the South Africa stuff, which was interesting, varied and well-selected. Good art coverage, too, and altogether good stuff! We don’t really have anything this good in the States.
— Tom L Freudenheim, Washington DC
Thank you! You are doing excellent work in keeping Jewish culture visible and viable in the UK in these troubled times.
— Tony Coren, East Finchley
Your publication avoids every single cliché known to man or woman. Never too esoteric or worthy and never churning out variations on similar articles that we’ve all skimmed over in other publications. It’s a truly exciting read that breathes quality from start to finish.
— Susan Cresswell, Hadley Wood
I love the magazine. Congratulations on preserving such a high standard and keeping it so interesting.
— Thelma Ruby, Actor
Jewish Renaissance is extremely well written and presented, and its coverage of Jewish culture is simply wonderful. Informative, stimulating and often thought provoking, JR is something that ought to have been around for much longer. Its mission statement is a fine and noble one; JR deserves support and should not be allowed to fail.
— Richard Sharma, Rainlore's World of Music
Jewish Renaissance is far and away the best magazine on Jewish culture I have seen. It’s really well laid out, with a wide range of articles.
— Hazzan Jack Kessler, Golden Medina Music
I really do enjoy Jewish Renaissance and also the events calendar received by email, where I see all the amazing events I am missing back in the UK being stuck out in the very Far East. But at least I know what to plan for when making trips back to London. All strength to your editorial powers!
— Professor Glen Timmermans, University of Macao
Each issue is a rich treasury of culture and a fascinating and rewarding experience to read.
— Valerie Bello, Former joint-organiser of Bnei Brith Heritage Days
I do love your magazine and always find it so interesting and well laid out.
— Jacqueline Gryn, Marylebone
I look forward to JR every quarter. It is not too intellectual, but informative and I feel it connects me with my roots.
— Martin Alpren, Finchley
The whole issue is really well edited and JR is destined to become one of the top international Jewish mags of quality.
— Professor Dovid Katz, Vilnius
I read your magazine right the way through. Then I read it again. It is that good!
— Allen Bordoley, North Finchley
It’s such a treat to receive each issue of Jewish Renaissance.
— Lena Stanley Clamp, Director of Jewish European Association for Jewish Culture
Read your latest issue (South Africa, 2004) cover to cover. Pretty damn good show! I’ve much enjoyed it. I was pleased to be up there with the rest of ‘em. Congratulations.
— Dame Janet Suzman, Actor
I really enjoy reading Jewish Renaissance – it is always a well-researched and lovely magazine.
— Doris Levinson, Editor of Sussex Jewish News
I think it is an excellent magazine – certainly unique. I’m not Jewish – alas! But I love and embrace Jewish culture. I do think JR will have a very long life.
— Hellen MacTaggart, Ealing
I LOVE your magazine and it is of great comfort to me whilst living in Tauranga, New Zealand and being one of only a very few Jews in this city.
— Miriam Brown, Tauranga
Thank you for the magazine. It’s a real joy to read and there’s so much news and information that doesn’t seem to be available elsewhere; in-depth commentaries and analysis. Above all, it makes me feel part of ‘where it’s all happening’.
— Binnie Yeates, Bromley
When it comes through the letterbox I think, “There’s my best friend”.
— Ann Rau-Dawes, St John’s Wood
In the last few generations Jewish people have gone through so many developments that many of us don’t know where we stand any more. It’s time for regeneration in Jewish life. That’s why this magazine is so important.
— Ralph Dobrin, Author and activist
JR is a fantastic, vicarious experience, enabling me to visit other cities, explore with like-minded people, and read about society and arts in another country. It’s all expressed so beautifully by extremely talented writers, who almost physically take me with them.
— Devera Witkin, New York
I really love your publication – it is of such high quality and always contains articles in which I am greatly interested. It is one of the best publications I know. I love the style. I love the content. I think you really capture the spirit of the diverse communities you feature. I read it from cover to cover.
— The late Sir Ralph Kohn, Fellow of the Royal Society
My enjoyment of your magazine has been great, growing with its constant improvements over the years. I thank all of your staff for this unique contribution to the Jewish renaissance in Britain.
— Michel Cerf, East Sheen
As always, I found JR a total delight from beginning to end. Little else I take gives me as much pleasure.
— Jack Cohen, Honorary Professor at Warwick Mathematics Institute
I think that more than ever before, the subject of Jewish Renaissance is of vital importance. In the last few generations the Jewish people have gone through so many events and changes that most of us don’t know where we stand or, even, who we are any more. This is certainly so in Israel and, I would imagine, elsewhere in the Diaspora. It should be a time for regeneration in every aspect of Jewish life. That’s why your magazine is so important.
— Ralph Dobrin, Jerusalem
I always look forward to receiving the latest copy of Jewish Renaissance; the articles are so wide-ranging, well-written and beautifully illustrated. They’ve opened my eyes and made me feel part of a world-wide community. Plus, the reviews and listings are a real bonus – authoritative, comprehensive, clear, and very useful.
— Jeremy Antrich, Surbiton
WOW! What a superb job you did on the subject of the Jews of China. Again, thanks for the fabulous series of articles; as always your magazine continues to educate and reveal our wonderful history.
— David Welsh, Calabasas, California
I think your magazine is excellent. I am not Jewish but I am taking Theology and Religious Studies at college and I find it most useful. Keep up the good work.
— Janet Neilson, Swansea
I want to thank you enormously for your wonderful magazine. At last I read clever, clear, intellectual thoughts on the question many ask themselves: What is being Jewish? The language, religion, the land, the people that share your life and views, culture and history… The discovery of it is making life meaningful.
— Rachel Kostanian, Director of the Vilna Gaon Museum