Midstream is the leading intellectual Zionist journal in the world –
a medium of informed discussion and lively thinking.
WE LIVE in a time of rapid and fateful changes affecting Jewish life and the international scene.
Against this background MIDSTREAM was started some 50 years ago as a magazine of opinion. Ever since its pages have reflected a searching exploration of many of the critical problems of our time by some of the most profound thinkers here and abroad. In addition, its readers have been treated to a wealth of exciting and significant literary works.
MIDSTREAM offers a critical interpretation of the past, a profound examination of the present, and affords a medium for creative cultural expression. While paying attention to problems of Jewish concern, it addresses itself to the whole range of contemporary life and culture, with special emphasis on the State of Israel, and the Zionist idea.
Its aims are to clarify the central issues of our time, rather than simply to provide information; to encourage original, seminal thought, rather than to repeat accepted cliches; to analyze dissension, rather than engage in pious celebration.