An outstanding achievement in the history of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency is the publication in New York of the Jewish Daily Bulletin.
The Jewish Daily Bulletin, established by Jacob Landau, October 15, 1924, was the first Jewish daily newspaper published in the English language, devoted ###clusively to the dissemination of Jewish news. Abraham Abrahams is Editor of the Jewish Daily Bulletin. In newspaper-ridden America, in the hus###le and bustle of American life, the publication of a specially Jewish daily newspaper in a field totally unexplored was distinctly an undertaking of pioneers.
With the big metropolitan newspapers, splendidly equipped, as apparent rivals, the Jewish Daily Bulletin made its way to a successful reception and to a position of influence in the Jewish community through its being the smallest newspaper in the world.
Issued daily with the exception of Saturdays and Jewish high holidays, 10Â½ x 7Â½ inches in size, containing matter which requires only 10 minutes for perusal, the Jewish Daily Bulletin succeeded in filling every inch of its space with items of information of distinct interest, available through no other source, and of a brevity and precision that was widely approved and commended.
A glance at the date lines in one issue of the Jewish Daily Bulletin brings to its readers a roll call, as it were, not only of the capitals of the world’s busy life, but also of the smaller centers where Jewish life is pulsating, where the struggle for existence is hardest and where Jewish contributions to the economic, cultural and political life of the world are being made. A glimpse into the contents of the Jewish Daily Bulletin brings the reader into contact with the various climes, political, social and economic conditions where Jewish life unfolds itself on the varying backgrounds of the different countries, all ringing out their messages in such varied tones.
The Jewish Daily Bulletin, in its nine years of existence, in addition to bringing the world’s news from foreign countries in a nut shell, was a pioneer in directing daily the attention of its readers to American Jewish life. Through its news service it has established daily contact between the leaders of the Jewish communities scattered throughout the Union. Its accurate and speedy reports of the achievements of the various Jewish communities in their religious, communal, cultural, social and philanthropic activities has served as a stimulus for the leaders of other countries to do likewise.
In the many fund raising activities of American Jewry during recent years, in the lively discussions on American Jewish issues, in the presentation of the specific needs of the Jewish group, in portraying the progress of the good will movement between Christians and Jews, in following closely the march of events in the various communities and in American Jewry as a whole, the Jewish Daily Bulletin has proven itself to be of great service to the community at large.
Almost all of the leaders of the Jewish communities throughout the Union, all men of affairs occupying key positions in their groups and communities, are constant readers of the Bulletin and are eager for its continued success.
The Archive of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency includes articles published from 1923 to 2008. Archive stories reflect the journalistic standards and practices of the time they were published.