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Yiddish Press

The Yiddish press in America began in 1870 with the publication of Di Yidishe Tsaytung [the Jewish/Yiddish newspaper]. As thousands of Jews arrived to America from 1880-1920s, the press expanded to cover the wide range of views and ideologies. There were dailies for the more traditional and religious like [Tog Morgn Zhurnal], the Forverts or Daily Forward for the socialist, and the Freie Arbeiter Stimme [Free Voice of Labor] for the anarchist. The communists had the Morgen Freiheit. In addition to these newspapers, there were journals for women, on theater and even vegetarians. There was sports coverage, columns on playing chess and humor columns. Der Groyser kundes [the big joker] specialized in political cartoon satire, examples of which are here and here. Among the countless literary journals, the Zukunft [the Future] stands out for its importance and stamina.