The basic grammar and vocabulary of Yiddish, which is written in the Hebrew alphabet, is Germanic. Yiddish, however, is not a dialect of German but a complete language‚ one of a family of Western Germanic languages, that includes English, Dutch, and Afrikaans. Yiddish words often have meanings that are different from similar words in German. The term "Yiddish" [...]
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Di Tzeitung - די צייטונג; the journal, News Report is a Yiddish weekly newspaper published in New York City, founded and edited by Abraham Friedman, a Satmar Hasidic Jew, from Borough Park, Brooklyn, New York. It is published weekly, every Wednesday. It is sold throughout New York, especially in the Yiddish-speaking parts of Brooklyn, Williamsburg and Borough Park. The newspaper's mission is to bring news to the readers with a non-partisan look, [...]
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The Forward is a legendary name in American journalism and a revered institution in American Jewish life. Launched as a Yiddish-language daily newspaper on April 22, 1897, the Forward entered the din of New York’s immigrant press as a defender of trade unionism and moderate, democratic socialism. The Jewish Daily Forward quickly rose above the crowd, however; under the leadership of its founding editor, the [...]
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Rachel Fishman Feddersen
Kesher is the only academic journal in Israel and in the world that is devoted to research into the history of the Jewish press and media. Established in 1987 and now in its twenty-first year, Kesher resumed publication in 2006 after a three-year hiatus. In its thirty-seven issues since it made its debut, Kesher has acquired a unique and respected status among [...]
Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
Lebns Fragn (Life questions, Yiddish: לעבנס־פֿראַגן) was a Yiddish, Bundist-orientated magazine, published bimonthly in Israel. The first issue appeared in May 1951, under the editorship of Isachar Artuski. The responsibility for editing was shared by Ben-Zion (“Bentsl”) Tsalevitsh (1883–1967). Tsalevitsh had come to Palestine in 1922, after having been active for many years in the Bund in Białystok, and Artuski, a member of [...]
Here you will find a wealth of secondary source material relating to the American Jewish past. Since 1948, the AJA has been publishing first-rate articles, books, monographs, and brochures that illuminate the American Jewish experience. The American Jewish Archives Journal is our flagship publication that is circulated to 6000 readers including individuals, libraries, and is available for free on our website.
The IISH has a unique and manifold collection of Yiddish material consisting of books, brochures, periodicals and pamphlets of the early Jewish socialist and anarchist movement in Eastern and Western Europe.