Call for Proposals

We are no longer accepting submissions for the upcoming 2017 issue of TJJT.


Re-imagining Jewish Communities: Renaissance, Return, Revolution

University of Toronto Journal of Jewish Thought


The upcoming Fall 2017 issue of the University of Toronto Journal of Jewish Thought (TJJT) will explore how Jewish individuals and Jewish communities re-imagined and re-interpreted the meanings of Jewish histories, experiences, and peoplehood. Whether through intentional political projects, through liturgical, social, or artistic innovation, or as the unintended result of expulsion, mass violence, or migration, Jewish communities challenge, redefine, and reinvent their communal identities.

The Journal welcomes contributions from every discipline of Jewish Studies that creatively and rigorously engage with contemporary and historical questions of Jewish identity, community, and thought, as they relate to themes of renewal.

Artists and creative writers who wish to explore the topic of Jewish renewal through art pieces, poetry and creative nonfiction are welcomed to do so, and should include relevant samples with their sent proposals.

Possible topics may include, but are not limited to:

  1. Social, cultural and nationalist trends and movements
  2. Innovation and emerging religious movements
  3. Trends in Jewish historiography and academic study (Wissenschaft des Judentums, Geniza Studies)
  4. Revivals in Yiddish, Ladino, and Arabic theatre and music
  5. Depictions of rebirth in Jewish religion, philosophy, and art

Please submit a proposal to by January 15, 2017.

Although the journal will consider excerpts from longer works and thesis chapters, articles should not exceed 6,000 words.

Proposals should include a short biographical paragraph not exceeding 100 words. Submissions, including footnotes and bibliographic matter, should be formatted according to the Chicago Manual of Style and emailed as a PDF.

Please contact Yu Wang at with any questions.


We look forward to reading your abstract,

Hadas Binyamini, Yu Wang, and Leonard Stein


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