Letter from the Editors

As the decade rolls over, we are excited to publish our first issue of the 2019-2020 school year! We are pleased to present a wide range of community interests, with everything from artwork, to creative writing, to historical topics, to some of our favorite Jewish recipes. Peek inside to find literary discussion, quick-n-easy latkes, and beautiful paintings!

The Leviathan seeks to bring solidarity among Jews from around the world originating from differing religious and secular groups. As Professor Samuel Torjman Thomas said in our discussion for this issue: “It’s not a Jewish identity, but Jewish identities.”

In this strange and turbulent period of global history, it can sometimes be challenging and frightening to be Jewish; that makes our mission of raising Jewish voices and preserving a space for the sharing of our ideas all the more important. We are committed to preserving Leviathan as a space for UCSC students who are invested in the Jewish community. 

We look forward to our Spring 2020 issue and are excited to hear new voices! We strongly encourage you to bring your own voice to the Leviathan.


Amanda Leiserowitz & Rachel Ledeboer

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