This Day in Jewish History 'Ann Landers' Gets a Jewish Voice

On this day in 1955, Eppie Lederer assumed the role of the famous advice columnist and would dole out straightforward advice for the next nearly half-century, often in competition with real-life sister 'Dear Abby.'

On this day in 1955, Esther “Eppie” Lederer wrote her first “Ask Ann Landers” column in the Chicago Sun-Times. By the time she composed her last column, 47 years later, the syndicated feature appeared in more than 1,200 newspapers worldwide, with an estimated readership of 90 million.