VCU Menorah Review is an electronic journal dealing with all areas of Judaic culture, distributed without charge via the internet. Issues appear biannually: winter/spring and summer/fall. Online submissions are welcome: firstname.lastname@example.org (Word format).
It has been my great pleasure, a source of profound fulfillment, to have served as the founding editor of Menorah Review, now in its 83rd issue. I am retiring within the next year, and this is a time of transition. Hopefully, my successor will continue publishing. But in this special world of academic freedom, it will be his/her choice. Although an editor should be able to articulate even the most difficult and delicate themes, I am sincerely at a loss of words to express my gratitude to all the contributing editors of this publication, some of whom have been with us and supporting me right from the beginning.
A special thanks to my editorial consultant, Dr. Clifford Edwards, who has been my partner, advocate, writer, and friend from the beginning. With a slight “disruption of service,” I hope to be an avid reader of future issues. Although “administration” sounds rather impersonal, the administration of Virginia Commonwealth University has been a constant support, especially the team at University Relations, who make every issue appear on the Internet.
Jack D. Spiro