Israel's First Hebrew-language Newspaper, Reborn in Digital Form

150 years after Ha-Levanon was founded - and nearly 130 years after publication ceased - the revolutionary newspaper has been scanned and digitized for the Historical Jewish Press.

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The debut edition of Ha-Levanon, the first Hebrew-language newspaper in pre-state Palestine, was published on February 20, 1863. On the first of its four pages, the newspaper's manifesto was laid out: "To...