Maggid is a bi-annual publication showcasing the best new Jewish writing, in all genres, from around the world. The first issue will appear in the Fall of 2004. While the Jewish community world-wide has long enjoyed any number of excellent journals of various political, religious, or philosophical leanings, the founders and editors of Maggid have sensed the need for a new forum for Jewish writers and readers, a forum unencumbered by bias or ideological shading. Maggid is proud to be an open journal, in English, for the literary expression of the multifaceted Jewish experience around the world. Our sole value is artistic excellence; our goal, the transcendent pleasure of reading. Each issue of Maggid presents fresh work by established authors as well as exciting new voices who are forging the future of Jewish letters. The first issue of Maggid celebrates the 350th anniversary of the Jewish settlement in North America and features the work of contemporary Jewish American writers in the United States and abroad.