The Golden Chain
Edited by: Lehrer, Natasha
The Golden Chain recalls a great Yiddish idea - die goldene keyt- the handling on the enormous cultural wealth of Jewish tradition from generation to generation. This was the mission of the founding editor of The Jewish Quarterly, Jacob Sonnag, who, as he later recalled, felt called upon to add to the golden chain. For fifty years The Jewish Quarterly has published the finest Jewish writing from around the world. Today it remains true to its founding ideals of cultural pluralism and open debate about the many issues of interest and concern to Jews in Britain and internationally. The Golden Chain brings together the finest writing to have been published in The Jewish Quarterly since it began. It focuses on central themes of London, community, Vanished Worlds, literature and Israel.