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  • Folkstimme, Poland’s Only Yiddish Daily Newspaper, to Become a Weekly Publication

    Poland’s only Yiddish newspaper, Folkstimme, which appeared four times a week for 22 years, will become a weekly beginning Saturday. Sept. 25, the Jewish Cultural Association, publishers of the paper, announced yesterday. No reason for the change was given. The paper will contain 12 pages and the price has been increased. The publishers also announced… More ▸

  • Report Mrs. Kaminska’s Theater Will Not Function As Independent Jewish State Unit

    The Jewish State Theater, headed by acress Ida Kaminska, will not exist as an independent Jewish state cultural institution during the 1968-69 season, it was reported today from Warsaw by the Day-Jewish Journal, New York Yiddish newspaper. The decision on the future of the theater was taken by the cultural commission of the Polish Communist… More ▸

  • Czechoslovakia Invalidates Postage Stamps Depicting Venerated Ancient Jewish Institutions

    Czechoslovakia has invalidated a series of stamps issued earlier this year depicting some of Prague’s most venerated Jewish institutional buildings, such as the “Old New” Synagogue and the Jewish Museum, it was reported here by the Morning Freiheit, a pro-Communist Yiddish newspaper. According to the newspaper, an Israeli citizen visiting Prague had a letter rejected… More ▸

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

    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… More ▸

  • Thousands Jam Philharmonic Hall As Jewish Daily Forward Marks 70th Anniversary

    Thousands of Jews filled Philharmonic Hall at Lincoln Center here today to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the existence of the Jewish Daily Forward, the largest Yiddish newspaper in the world. Many others were unable to secure entrance into the hall because the tickets for the affair had been sold out weeks in advance. The… More ▸

  • Public School Carrying Name of Prominent Jew is Dedicated in Brazil

    At impressive ceremonies attended by Gunaebara State and city officials, a public school was dedicated here under the name of David Jose Perez, a Jew who is one of the most renowned educators in Brazil The Gunaebara Secretary of Education, Prof. Benjamin de Morals, represented the state. Prof. Perez, who is 84, was born in… More ▸

  • American Press Lauds ‘jewish Forward’ on 70th Anniversary

    The services rendered by the Jewish Daily Forward, largest Yiddish newspaper in the world, to the “hundreds of thousands of Yiddish-speaking people who have enriched American life in this century” are emphasized in an editorial in the World Journal Tribune congratulating the Forward on the 70th anniversary of its existence. Similar articles have appeared in… More ▸

  • Study on Birobidjan Wins Award in Israel; Region Has 14,000 Jews

    The BiroBidjan section of Siberia, which was once set up by the Soviet Government as a Jewish Autonomous Region, now has a Jewish population of about 14,000 persons constituting only about 9 percent of the total population there, according to a new book on BiroBidjan written by Jacob Levavi, an Israeli author. Mr. Levavi, who… More ▸

  • 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 ▸