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Yiddish Press in Brazil Will Appear in Portuguese

The three Yiddish-language newspapers published in Brazil announced today that they will begin to appear in Portuguese, in accordance with the new ordinance which prohibits the publication of foreign-language newspapers in Brazil.

The ordinance, issued in February, was supposed to have gone into effect yesterday. At the last minute, however, it was announced that it will become effective on August 31st. The ordinance also affects all Polish, Italian, German and other foreign-language newspapers in the country. The three Yiddish papers involved are the Yiddishe Volkszeitung, a daily newspaper, and the Yiddishe Presse, a weekly, both appearing in Rio de Janeiro, and the Yiddishe Zeitung of Sao Paulo, published three times a week.