ProQuest Historical Newspapers: American Jewish Newspapers

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These four newspapers enable researchers to investigate Jewish immigration, genealogy, history and more.

The American Hebrew & Jewish Messenger (1857-1922)

"The American Hebrew was a weekly Jewish newspaper published in New York City. In 1903 it merged with the Jewish Messenger. The paper covered many topics of Jewish interest internationally. Many prominent Jewish writers and communal workers in the United States have been contributors (ProQuest)."

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The American Israelite (1854-2000)

"The American Israelite is the longest-running English-language Jewish newspaper still published in the United States. The newspaper's two goals were to spread the principles of Reform Judaism, and to keep American Jews in touch with Jewish affairs and their religious identity (ProQuest)."

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The Jewish Advocate (1905-1990)

"The Jewish Advocate serves as a primary source of news and information as well as a forum for discussion and debate, providing lines of communication uniting the community and supporting the efforts aimed at reinvigorating and broadening Jewish religious and cultural life (ProQuest)."
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The Jewish Exponent (1887-1990)

"The Jewish Exponent has carried news of developments in Israel, efforts to rescue Jews the world over from repressive regimes, and the ever-expanding role of Jews in American public life (ProQuest)."

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These trials expires on March 6, 2020.