Jacob Fishman, prominent Jewish writer and managing editor of the “Jewish Morning Journal,” attains his fiftieth birthday today.
Mr. Fishman, who is one of the first American trained editors in the Yiddish press of the United States, has to his credit the achievement of transforming Jewish journalism from magizine article writing on academic subjects, into actual newspapers. It was under his direction that the “Jewish Morning Journal” was the first Jewish newspaper to develop a broad supply of news and enabled an intelligent discussion in the Jewish press of Jewish current events on the basis of the events as they occur.
Mr. Fishman has also attained a high position in the American and international Zionist movement, being a member of the Actions Committee of the World Zionist Organization and one of the leading members of the Administrative and Executive Committees of the Zionist Organization of America.
The “Jewish Daily Bulletin” learns that a committee of prominent New York Zionists and newspapermen was formed to honor Mr. Fishman on the occasion of his fiftieth birthday. It is understood that a banquet will be tendered him in the early part of May.
Born April 10, 1878 at Radzilovo, Russian Poland, Jacob Fishman was brought to the United States as a young boy. He joined the staff of the “Jewish Daily News” in 1893 and became city editor in 1905. In 1914 he was made city editor of the “Wahrheit.” Since 1916 he has been managing editor of the “Jewish Morning Journal,” where his column “From Day to Day” is widely read and quoted. He is the author of many articles on outstanding Jewish questions and American subjects.