Jewish World Review
Editor-in-ChiefBinyamin L. Jolkovsky
Founded1997[1]
CountryUnited States
Based inBrooklyn, New York
LanguageEnglish
Websitejewishworldreview.com
OCLC44198497

Jewish World Review is a politically conservative,[2][3] online magazine updated Monday through Friday (except for legal holidays and holy days),[2] which seeks to appeal to "people of faith and those interested in learning more about contemporary Judaism from Jews who take their religion seriously.”

It carries informational articles related to Judaism, dozens of syndicated columns written mostly by politically conservative writers, both Jewish and Gentile, advice columns on a number of issues, and cartoons.[2][4]

The founder and editor-in-chief, Binyamin L. Jolkovsky, is a rabbinical school graduate[5] and a former correspondent for Yated Ne'eman, an Israeli daily.[6] In 2023, Jolkovsky claimed the site was now “among the oldest surviving non-corporate sites on the web."[7]

Although the magazine is written to appeal to Orthodox Jews, Jolkovsky said he seeks a broader readership because "there are a lot of Christians who live Jewish values better than some Jews."[5] Regarding his magazine's political orientation, he said: "It is hard to understand a religious person who votes Democrat... Maimonides, the great Jewish philosopher, said there are ten levels of charity, tzedakah. The highest level is making a person self-sufficient, which sounds like what the GOP wants to do."[8]

Political positions

The magazine's first edition said it would not be "preachy or partisan".[9] It is described by the Center for Media and Democracy as "politically conservative and religiously-minded".[10]

References

  1. ^ "Binyamin L. Jolkovsky". Linkedin. Retrieved June 8, 2020.
  2. ^ a b c Ira Sheskin; Arnold Dashefsky (2014). "21. Jewish Press: National Jewish Periodicals, Broadcast Media, Local Jewish Periodicals". The American Jewish Year Book. American Jewish Committee. 114: 746. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-09623-0. ISSN 2213-9575. Retrieved 25 July 2023. 5x/week. Online. Carries informational articles related to Judaism, dozens of syndicated columns written mostly by politically conservative writers, advice columns, and cartoons. (www.jewishworldreview.com)
  3. ^ JTA (September 20, 2015). "Jewish Telegraphic Agency". Haaretz. Retrieved December 8, 2023. A conservative Jewish publication may drop conservative political pundit Ann Coulter's column...
  4. ^ "About JWR", "Jewish World Review", access date August 9, 2009.
  5. ^ a b Dreher, Rod."World on a Shoestring: What is the fate of the Jewish World Review?", WSJ Opinion Archives, January 25, 2002.
  6. ^ Jolkovsky, Binyamin L. "Mideast Mayhem:Give War a Chance", Wall Street Journal Opinion Archives, March 5, 2002.
  7. ^ SCOTT JOHNSON (25 July 2023). "POSTED ON JULY 25, 2023 BY SCOTT JOHNSON IN CONSERVATISM, MEDIA A WORD FROM BINYAMIN JOLKOVSKY". Power Line. Retrieved 25 July 2023. JWR is among the oldest surviving non-corporate sites on the web
  8. ^ D'Agostino, Joseph A."Conservative spotlight: Binyamin L Jolkovsky" /' Archived December 14, 2009, at the Wayback Machine, Human Events, April 9, 2001.
  9. ^ "J W R / Jewish World Review / Raison d'Etre / Editorial".
  10. ^ "Binyamin L. Jolkovsky - SourceWatch".