This day in Jewish history / Extra, Extra! Yiddish newspaper prints!
The first issue of Yiddishe Zeitung (Jewish Times) hit newsstands in New York City on this day in 1870.
On March 1, 1870, the first issue of the first Yiddish-language newspaper published in North America appeared in New York. Called the Yiddishe Zeitung (Jewish Times), its publisher J.K. Buchner, a Polish Jew, intended his paper to be a weekly and to offer its new-immigrant readers information on "all aspects of politics, religion, history, science and art." Although Eastern European Jews had started...
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