Jewish Eagle, Montreal’s Only Yiddish Newspaper, Ceases Publication
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Jewish Eagle, Montreal’s Only Yiddish Newspaper, Ceases Publication

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The Canadian Jewish Eagle, the only Yiddish newspaper in Montreal, has ceased publication after nearly 60 years of service to the Jewish community here. The paper appeared daily until four years ago when it began appearing twice weekly. Financial difficulties were blamed for the closing of the paper.

In an announcement on the front page of this week’s final edition of the paper, Max Wolofsky, publisher of the Eagle, said that a number of factors had led to the conclusion “that the time had regrettably come to take the step which would bring to a close the long and glorious existence of the Eagle on the threshold of its 60th anniversary.”

In the same issue of the paper, the Montreal Committee for Yiddish published an announcement citing the need for a Yiddish publication in Montreal and calling on Jewish organizations and individuals to facilitate the reopening of the paper.

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