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The Forward is going back to its roots and is about to launch the “Forverts” Yiddish-language website, further evidence of the incredible survival of the Yiddish language.
New York hosts approximately 80,000 Chassidic Jews who speak Yiddish at home, and the community’s birth rate is soaring.
The Forward will bring the Forverts site online on Monday and hopes to reach an international audience of Yiddish speakers.
Ironically, the liberal Forward newspaper is often considered by the Haredi community to be anti-religious, and the editorial policy will remain secular and liberal.
Publisher Samuel Norich told Reuters that online photographs of women probably will offend many Haredi readers but that the Internet makes it easier for people to read the news in privacy rather than facing criticism that would come from reading a “non-kosher” newspaper in front of others.
The Forward publishes only about 2,000 copies of its Forverts Yiddish language newspaper, and more than half of the readers are theirs 80s and 90s.
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Residents of Gaza Belt communities were furious and worried on the first day of school to find no one at the guard posts.
Arab terror gangs have again attacked Israeli travelers over the past few hours on main arteries around Jerusalem.
Minister Bennett praised the government in a visit to Gush Etzion for its decision to answer terror with Jewish expansion.
Jerusalem Arabs attacked the Light Rail train Monday morning as it passed through the northern Arab neighborhood of Shuafat.
Arab media claim the US is again pressuring Israel to restart final status talks with the Palestinian Authority.
The Obama administration has sharply condemned the Israeli government’s decision Sunday to designate a lot in Gush Etzion as state land.
What is interesting is the latest reason the Arabs are rioting…
A mortar launched from Syria landed inside an Israeli agricultural area, close to 9am.
Assad and the rebels are fighting again for control over the crossing with Israel.
It doesn’t matter how old you are, boys like their toys. In this case, the boy is Israeli President Ruby Rivlin sitting in a fighter jet in the Tel Nof Air Force base. Vrrmmmm, whoosh, boom…
Jews seeking to shame Netanyahu into enforcing the Apartheid Green Line so as not to anger the UNGA are shameful.
Lady Gaga once again defies the BDSers and will appear in Tel Aviv on Sept. 13.
It’s only taken 12 years, but Jerusalem may once again have a Chief Rabbi…
The US embassy was taken over… so was the embassy’s pool.
“It was embarrassing to be asked, Why is Egypt right now a better ally than America? Why is Israel doing more than the U.S. to protect Israel?”
An Uzbek couple has reportedly confessed under interrogation to the murders of a Turkish Jewish couple in Istanbul.
At least three terrorists are dead and nine others wounded in an IAF air strike in Gaza City following a day of non-stop rocket fire aimed at Israel.
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