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The Black Newspaper That Championed Jewish Hair

By On January 16, 2017

The Chicago Defender comes out of the South Side (here’s looking at you, Michelle Lavaughn Obama) and focuses on the city’s African-American population. But it also has a surprising history of covering… Read More


See The Yiddish Paper Beloved by Polish Jewry Before the War

By On March 20, 2015

Looking for news from the provinces? A husband? Sholem Aleichem’s book tour schedule? Published between 1908 and 1939, Haynt (along with Der Moment) was one of the two widest-circulation, longest-running Yiddish newspapers in… Read More


Israel, Believe It or Not

By On August 17, 2011

News from Israel is often dire and gloomy. But Daniella Askenazy–a freelance journalist from Silver Spring, MD, who made aliyah to Israel in 1968–decided to write a different kind of Israeli news column. Her weekly feature Chelm on… Read More