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  • Editor of Warsaw Yiddish Newspaper Visits Israel; is Greeted

    Hersch Smoliar, editor of the Yiddish newspaper, Folkstimme, published in Warsaw, told Israel journalists here today that his paper maintains the only contact possible “under the present circumstances” between Russian Jews on the one hand and Jews in Poland and the rest of the world on the other. Mr. Smoliar, currently visiting Israel, was the… More ▸

  • Soviet Union’s Only Yiddish Newspaper Shows Vast Circulation Jump

    Birobidzhaner Shtern (Birobidjan Star), the only Yiddish-language newspaper in the Soviet Union, has expanded its circulation from 1,000 to 12,000, it was reported here today from Moscow. The 12-fold circulation increase was disclosed in the annual statistical manual, “The Press in the USSR in 1965.” The manual listed the circulation figure of 12,000 in a… More ▸

  • Jewish Daily Forward Proclaims 70th Anniversary Year of Its Existence

    The 70th Anniversary Year of the Jewish Daily Forward, leading Yiddish newspaper, was proclaimed here yesterday at a luncheon attended by leaders of Jewish trade unions, cultural groups and philanthropic organizations presided over by Adolph Held, general manager of the newspaper. Mr. Held announced that the anniversary will be observed on a large scale this… More ▸

  • Yiddish State Theater of Poland Will Visit U.S. and Israel

    The Yiddish State Theater of Warsaw will make a visit to Israel and to the United States this year, Ida Kaminska, the noted actress and director of the theater, disclosed in an interview with the Folkstimme, the Warsaw Yiddish newspaper. She said that the theater troupe also had been invited to perform in France, Sweden,… More ▸

  • Moshe Teiff, Well-known Yiddish Poet, Dies in Moscow; Was 62

    Moshe Teiff, well-known Yiddish poet in the Soviet Union, died last Friday, at the age of 62, according to a dispatch from Moscow received here today. Funeral services for Mr. Teiff were held Sunday in Moscow, where his remains were interred in the Jewish cemetery. Born in Minsk, Mr. Teiff joined the Yiddish faculty of… More ▸

  • Joseph L. Malamut, Veteran Jewish Journalist, Dies in Los Angeles

    Joseph L. Malamut, veteran Jewish journalist, died of a stroke at the age of 82 in the Jewish Home for the Aged here. He was an editor and writer for more than 60 years before coming to California. He became a resident of the Home in 1963, and there initiated and edited an English-Yiddish newspaper… More ▸

  • Pinhas Rudoy, Well-known Jewish Journalist, Dies in California

    Pinhas Rudoy, Jewish writer and member of the editorial staff of the Yiddish newspaper The Day-Morning Journal, died here yesterday. He was 81 years old. Born in Russia, he came to the United States in 1921 and started to contribute articles to Yiddish newspapers in New York. He later joined the editorial staff of the… More ▸

  • Ida Kaminska, Famous Jewish Actress from Poland, Honored in New York

    A gala event honoring Ida Kaminska, world-famous Yiddish actress and star of the Yiddish Folk Theater in Warsaw, was staged here by the Hebrew Actors Union. The principal guest speaker at the event was Hersch Smoliar, of Warsaw, editor of Die Folkshtimme, the Yiddish newspaper published in Warsaw. Miss Kaminska is currently visiting the United… More ▸

  • Birobidjan Yiddish Paper Barred from Other Parts of Soviet Union

    Soviet authorities have prevented recently the circulation of the USSR’s only Yiddish newspaper, the BiroBidjaner Shtern, in any part of the Soviet Union except in the city of BiroBidjan itself, it was learned here today from highly reliable sources. The BiroBidjaner Shtern has been published for years in the capital city of the BiroBidjan Republic,… More ▸

  • Benjamin Meirovitch, Ex-editor of Soviet Yiddish Newspaper, Dead

    The Soviet Yiddish writer Benjamin Meirovitch has died in Gzernowitz at the age of 66, according to reports received here today from the Soviet Union. He was a former editor of the Yiddish daily newspaper “Der Stern” which was published in Charkov, Soviet Union, some 40 years ago. “Der Stern” was one of the three… More ▸