NEW YORK (Feb. 9)
The Yiddishe Tzeitung, launched Dec. 29, a day after the closing of the Day-Jewish Journal, died itself today, a victim of editorial dissension at the age of 30 issues. Sender Deutsch, the publisher, editor and printer, who said at the paper’s launching that he foresaw a $250,000 loss in the first year but was willing to make the effort anyway, said today that he expected the paper’s sudden demise to cost him “a couple of thousand.” The only major Jewish daily is the Forward.
Deutsch, whose plant is in Brooklyn, told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency that unexpected disagreements on editorial policy had developed among the members of the staff–all of them Orthodox. The Tzeitung’s intention, he recalled, was to appeal to all generations in the Orthodox community, but this goal could not be effected with the “troubles on the editorial staff.” He would not elaborate, nor would he identify the backers of the venture other than to call them Orthodox “businessmen.”
Deutsch, a 50-year-old native of Czechoslovakia, publishes two other Yiddish-language papers–Der Yid, a biweekly, and the Der Yiddischer Kval, a journal, each with a circulation of 6-7,000. The Tzeitung featured a statement today of discontinuation beginning on the bottom of page 1 and continuing on page 2.