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Jewish RadicalsA Documentary History$
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Tony Michels

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780814757437

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9780814757437.001.0001

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“America’s Most Interesting Daily” (1922)

“America’s Most Interesting Daily” (1922)

(p.185) 35 “America’s Most Interesting Daily” (1922)
Jewish Radicals

Oswald Garrison Villard

NYU Press

This chapter shows how the Yiddish daily Forverts is held in high esteem in liberal and social circles even outside of the immigrant Jewish community. It laments that few outside of the Yiddish-speaking community know of the newspapers' existence and achievements, much less understand its Yiddish content. One reason why the Forverts is worth supporting is because most of its revenue as well as its pages are donated to socialist and labor causes, to say nothing of its commitment to providing exposure for lesser known writers. In addition, the paper has a massive following due to its emphasis on using simple language and local parlance—a move that might seem vulgar to some readers—yet it proves effective in conveying the news, particularly those pertaining to Jewish labor issues. The chapter also extols the paper's efforts at Americanism.

Keywords:   Forverts, Yiddish, immigrant Jewish community, journalism, socialism, Americanism

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