Academic journal article Jewish Bible Quarterly

Editorial

Academic journal article Jewish Bible Quarterly

Editorial

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I first met Dr. Shimon Bakon at a Jewish Bible Association meeting in 1995. I had submitted a few articles for publication over the years, so we had corresponded in the past, but we had not yet met in person. When I moved back to Israel in 1994, Dr. Bakon invited me to attend the general meeting. This meeting would change my life.

I met a kind and gracious gentleman who was interested in spending time discussing many matters of Jewish interest, Bible, education, scholarship and derech eretz long after the meeting concluded. Despite an age difference of over half a century, we instantly connected and became fast friends. Over time, Dr. Bakon invited me to join the Editorial Committee and then to serve alongside him as Deputy Editor. He explained that since he was in his nineties it was prudent to look towards the future and make sure the the Jewish Bible Quarterly would continue to thrive for many years to come. Dr. Bakon had been involved in the journal from the days when it was still called Dor le Dor and served as assistant editor to Dr. Louis Katzoff, founding editor of the Jewish Bible Quarterly. With over three decades of experience editing the journal, by now Dr. Bakon had become synonymous with the JBQ. …

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