NEW YORK (Dec. 16)
The first issue of “Midstream” as a monthly Jewish review will be issued here in January, it was announced today by Dr. Emanuel Neumann, chairman of the Herzl Foundation, publishers of the magazine. Formerly a quarterly, “Midstream” will continue to be edited by Shlomo Katz. Its editorial board, in addition to Dr. Neumann, is composed of Dr. Marie Syrkin, associate chairman, Rabbi Arthur Hertzberg, Maurice Samuel and David Sidorsky. Milton R. Konvitz and Ben Halpern serve as contributing editors.
In a statement that will appear in the January issue, Dr. Neumann said: “We are pleased to announce that commencing January, 1966, Midstream, which for the past ten years has been appearing as a Quarterly, will be published as a Monthly. Much has changed during the past decade. The tempo of world events has gained momentum. A generation of young people has come to the fore who are alert to the issues that now confront public opinion to a greater degree than their predecessors of a decade ago.”
Emphasizing that Midstream has defined itself as a Zionist Journal, conceiving of Zionism as “in essence a questioning of the Jewish status quo and as a steady confrontation of the problems of Jewish existence in Israel and the Diaspora,” Dr. Neumann stated; “We hope that as a consequence of our more frequent publication, the introduction of new regular departments and the overall expansion of our coverage of events and ideas, we will be able to serve the reading public more effectively and to realize more fully the purposes for which Midstream was established. We hope to deal consecutively and in depth with Jewish issues on the American scene, with major political and social questions in Israel, and with general questions and problems involving World Jewry.”