“day,” Yiddish Daily, Marks 15th Anniversary
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“day,” Yiddish Daily, Marks 15th Anniversary

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“The Day,” one of the foremost of the Yiddish daily newspapers of the country has reached its fifteenth year. Established in 1914 by a group of able and public-spirited Jews among whom were numbered the present publisher, David Schapiro, Dr. Judah L. Magnes and Herman Bernstein, “The Day” immediately became a favorite with thousands of Jews.

Launched primarily to raise the standards of Yiddish journalism from their low level of sensationalism and bigoted partisanship, “The Day” has become the organ of liberal Judaism. A unique service of “The Day” has been its interpretation of the Jew to America and of America to the Jew.

As its first editor Herman Bernstein gave American Jewry a Yiddish newspaper which came nearest to being like the secular press. Its present editor. Dr. Margoshes, is too well known to need any introduction. The English section, edited by Marion Weinstein, has also been an important factor in the popularity of “The Day.”

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