U.S. Leads in Number of Jewish Publications

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

The United States leads in the number of Jewish publications, according to M. Probst of Jerusalem who has made a study of Jewish publications which have appeared since 1667.

In connection with the announcement by Herr Lin, who is in charge of the Jewish section at the forthcoming International Press Exhibition in Cologne, that the number of Jewish publications since 1667 was 4,000, Mr. Probst states that Herr Lin’s figures stop at 1920, and that in the intervening seven years, the number of Jewish publications have risen to about 5,000. The number of languages in which they have appeared has also risen from 30, the figure given by Herr Lin. to 35.

Up to 1921, Mr. Probst states, there were issued 1.119 Jewish publications in Yiddish, 549 in English, 513 in German. 474 in Hebrew, 206 in Russian, 129 in Italian, 107 in French. 105 in Spaniol (Ladino), 54 in Polish, 50 in Hungarian, 48 in Dutch, 35 in Roumanian, 30 in Arabic, and other languages, including Bulgarian, Serbian, Finnish, Turkish, Persian, etc.

The United States leads with the number of Jewish publications which have appeared there. These number 871, 457 in English, 323 in Yiddish, 58 in Hebrew, 28 in German, 3 in Spaniol, one in Polish and one in Roumanian.

Galicia has had 252, 116 in Yiddish, 85 in Hebrew, 35 in Polish, 15 in German and one in French, Poland has had 232, 172 in Yiddish. 42 in Hebrew. 17 in Polish and one in German; Russia 175, 93 Russian. 60 Yiddish, 21 Hebrew and one German; Germany 316, 249 German, 43 Hebrew, 23 Yiddish and one Russian: Austria 139, 82 German, 30 Hebrew, 18 Yiddish, S Spaniol and one Polish; Lithuania 129, 110 Yiddish. 11 Hebrew and 8 Russian; Hungary 125, 48 German, 44 Hungarian, 15 Yiddish, 2 Roumanian and 2 Spaniol and England 125, 62 Yiddish, 41 English, 11 Hebrew and one Russian.

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