MIDSTREAM, U.S. Jewish monthly. Midstream was founded as a quarterly in 1955 by the Theodor Herzl Foundation with the object of creating a serious Zionist periodical that would have an intellectual impact upon American Jewish life. Under the editorship of Shlomo Katz, the magazine published articles and fiction of merit on various aspects of U.S. Jewry and Israel. In 1965 it became a monthly.
Billing itself as "the leading intellectual Zionist magazine in the world," it then became an opinion magazine covering political, social, and religious topics that are relevant to Jewish communities around the world. In 2004, Midstream had a subscription list of 6,500 readers.
[Ruth Beloff (2nd ed.)]
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