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Jewish Newspapers
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Titles in MNCAT include:
NOTE! coverage varies! Date shown is beginning publication date and coverage may not begin with that date. Check individual titles in MNCAT for coverage dates:

"Der Algemeyner Zshurnal the National Jewish Journal." Der Algemeyner zshurnal The National Jewish journal (1972).
"American Jewish World." American Jewish world (1915).
"Aufbau (New York, N.Y. : Online." Aufbau Nachrichtenblatt des German-Jewish Club, Inc (1934).
"Australian Jewish News (Sydney Ed. : (Online)." The Australian Jewish news (1990).
"Baltimore Jewish Times." Baltimore Jewish times (1962).
"Chicago Jewish Star." Chicago Jewish star (1991).
"The Cleveland Jewish News." The Cleveland Jewish news (1964).
"Forṿerṭs. English Online)." Forward Forṿerṭs (1990).
Jerusalem Post (various vendors) Online
"Jewish Advocate (Boston, Mass. : Online)." The Jewish advocate (1909).
"Jewish Bulletin of Northern California." Jewish bulletin of Northern California (2003).
"The Jewish Exponent." The Jewish exponent (1887).
"Jewish Herald (Houston, Tex. :(Online)." The Jewish herald (1908).
"Jewish Journal (Brooklyn, N.Y. : (Online)." Jewish journal (1971).
"Jewish News of Greater Phoenix." Jewish news of greater Phoenix (1993).
"The Jewish News Weekly of Northern California J." The Jewish news weekly of Northern California J (2003).
"Jewish Press (Omaha, Neb. : (Online))." The Jewish press (1920).
"The Jewish Week and the American Examiner." The Jewish week and the American examiner (1970).
"The New York Jewish Week." The New York Jewish week (1982).
"Washington Jewish Week." Washington Jewish week (1983).  

Note: you can also do a subject keyword search for Jew* newspapers to get this set plus titles of books about Jewish newspapers. Other subject keywords include:
Jerusalem Newspapers
Israel Newspapers

News Sources

  • Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers
    Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress as part of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).This site allows you to:

    --search and view newspaper pages from 1880-1922 (Online) and

    --find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present.

    • Minnesota Jewish Newspapers in Chronicling America
      The American Jewish world. (Minneapolis ;) 1912-current
      Jewish Fellowship news. (Duluth, Minn.) 1936-????
      St. Paul Jewish news. (St. Paul, Minn.) 1953-19??
      The Jewish times. (St. Paul, Minn.) 1961-19??
      Minneapolis Jewish community. (Minneapolis, Minn.) 19??-19??
  • Historical Jewish Press (Online)

    Publication Name      Years of Publication      Language      Place of Publication* 
    Palestine Post    1932-1950    English    Palestine / Eretz Israel
    Bulletin de l'Alliance Israelite Universelle    1860-1913    French    France
    Paix et Droit    1921-1940    French    France
    L'Avenir Illustré    1926-1940    French    Morocco
    Ha-Magid    1856-1903    Hebrew    Prussia, Poland, Austria
    Ha-Levanon    1863-1886    Hebrew    Palestine / Eretz Israel, France, Prussia, Britain
    Israël    1920-1939    French    Egypt
    Davar    1925-1996    Hebrew    Palestine / Eretz Israel
    Ha-Zvi    1884-1915    Hebrew    Palestine / Eretz Israel
    La Liberté    1915-1922    French and Judeo-Arabic    Morocco

  • Ohio Jewish Chronicle 1922 - 1994 (Online)
    The history of the Columbus Jewish community as recorded weekly in the pages of the Ohio Jewish Chronicle is now available online for viewing and research... it's even keyword searchable! Every page of every edition of OJC from its beginning in 1922 through 1994 is now available. The project has been a joint effort by the OJC, the Columbus Jewish Historical Society and Ohio Historical Society and was funded primarily by grants from the Community Grants Fund and the Thelma and Fred Gerson Endowment of the Columbus Jewish Foundation. The Ohio Jewish Chronicle is pleased to provide use of our archives so that this permanent legacy is available to everyone.
  • The Pittsburgh Jewish Newspaper Project (Online)
    The Pittsburgh Jewish Newspaper Project is composed of:

    The Jewish Criterion (1895-1962)

    The American Jewish Outlook (1934-1962)

    and The Jewish Chronicle (1962-Present).

    This project serves as both an online reference source and as a digitized historical documentation of the Jewish community of Pittsburgh and its outlying areas.

  • Compact Memory (Online)
    Internetarchiv Jüdischer Periodika.
    Archive of Jewish periodicals from 1806 to 1938, in German
    Multiple countries
    Freely Available

    Click on the dates in the left sidebar to access the papers.

  • Early Hebrew Newpapers (Online)

    link goes to English page.The site itself is entirely in Hebrew.

    These newspapers contain a wealth of primary material on Diaspora and Land of Israel history of the period. Access to them has, until now, been limited to a small number of research libraries which held either the crumbling originals or microfilm copies.

    The first stage of the project, now completed, contains:
    Halevanon (1863-1886) 770 issues, approx. 7,200 pages.
    Hamagid (1856-1903) 2265 issues, approx. 19,500 pages.
    Havazelet (1863-1911) 1857 issues, approx. 14,200 pages.
    Hazefirah (1862-1931) 8,600 issues, approx. 42,000 pages.
    Hameliz (1860-1904) 5,600 issues, approx. 33,000 pages.
    Hazevi/Haor/Hashkafa (1884-1914), 2,534 issues, approx. 12,600 pages.

    Each newspaper has indexes by common era date, Jewish calendar date and volume/issue numbers.

  • Search MNCAT for Jewish Newspapers
  • Ethnic NewsWatch Authentication Required
    (Online) Full-text articles from over 125 American ethnic and minority newspapers, magazine and journals.

    Make full use of the ethnic group search field, either by using the dropdown selection or adding ethnic(Jewish) to your search string as in the screen capture below:

  • The Jewish press of the world
    by Josef Fraenkel. London : Cultural Dept. of the World Jewish Congress, 1972. TC Wilson Library Z6367 .F7 1972
  • The Jewish press in the Third Reich
    . by Herbert Freeden ; translated by William Templer. Providence: Berg Publishers, 1993. TC Wilson Library PN5650 .F713 1993
  • The Joseph Jacobs directory of the Jewish press in America.
    Joseph Jacobs Organization.: 3d ed. New York : The Organization, 1990. 177 p. ; 21 cm. Location TC Wilson Library Reference PN5650 .J67x 1990
  • Jewish newspapers and periodicals on microfilm, available at the American Jewish Periodical Center.
    Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. American Jewish Periodical Center. First supplement, by Herbert C. Zafren. Cincinnati, American Jewish Periodical Center, 1960. TC Wilson Library Reference PN4888.J48 H4x 1957 Suppl.1
  • Zwischen Selbstbehauptung und Verfolgung : deutsch-jüdische Zeitungen und Zeitschriften von der Aufklärung bis zum Nationalsozialismus / Michael Nagel (Hg.).
    Hildesheim ; New York : Olms, 2002. Jewish newspapers -- Germany -- History. German newspapers -- Germany -- History. TC Wilson Library PN5650 .Z85x 2002
  • University of Minnesota
    • Immigration History Research Center
      Non-circulating personal papers, organizational records, books, newspapers, and other original sources documenting immigration and ethnicity throughout the United States.
    • Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
      Important archival holdings of the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest (JHSUM) with records, photographs and stories of the earliest Jewish settlers in the Midwest
  • Other Libraries

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