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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the address of the site?
Q: What falls under the category "Jewish press"
Q: I want to use an article or picture that I found in one of the newspapers, for a personal family slideshow, i.e. not for commercial use, are the newspapers under copyright?
A: If you are making non-commercial use of the material, then there is no problem, so long as credit is given to the site. However, if you are making commercial use of the material, such as publishing it in a newspaper, distributing an article or picture to a large number of people, then, in addition to crediting the site, you must also receive permission from the following institutions regarding specific newspapers:
For the use of "Davar" and "Hapoel Hatzair contact the Lavon Institute; to use "Maariv" contact the newspaper's editorial staff; to use "Al  HaMishmar" contact the Yad Yaari Institute in Givat Haviva.
The use of the rest of the newspapers is permitted, so long as credit is given to the  "Historical Jewish Press" site, the National Library and Tel Aviv University.
Q: I would like to save an edition from your site onto my computer, how can I do this?
A: Open the edition and click on the disk icon on the top right. The edition will open in a new window. In the new window, click on the disk icon on the bottom right and the edition will be saved in a file of your choosing on your computer. The edition will be saved as a PDF.
Q: How can I browse the pages of the edition I am viewing?
A: In the blue tools ruler at the top of the page, there is a "Thumbnails" button. Click on the icon next to it and a new window will open. In that window you can see small pictures of the pages of the edition as well as the number of pages.
Q: Is it possible to save a file in "My Collection" and then view it on a different computer?
A: Articles that are saved in "My Collection" are saved on the browser that you are using, and therefore it is not possible to open them on a different computer. They can only be viewed but the computer and browser on which you saved the articles.
Locating the Relevant Newspapers
Q: How can I know in advance what all the newspapers written in a certain language are? (For example: All the newspapers written in Hebrew).
A: You can use the filtering tabs on the side of the page. You can filter the newspapers according to language, country of publication, year of publication and section.
Q: Can you find a newspaper in one language while using an interface in another language? (For instance: Viewing a French newspaper while using a Hebrew interface).
A: Yes, however make sure that the search is done in the language in which the newspaper is published. So, for instance, you can search the Palestine Post (which is an English language newspaper) via the Hebrew search interface, however, you must enter the words in English only.
Q: I did a search and received 0 results, what can I do?
A: There are a few things you can do:
1. If you limited the search according to type of media, try the search again without the limit.
2. If you used an apostrophe in the search, remove it and search again.
3. For searches in languages that contain accents, it is recommended that you include the accent in the search.
4. Did you search for the right phrase? Since you are dealing with historical newspapers it is possible that the phrase or name has undergone changes over the years. It is recommended to read the following page for more information and tips.
5. For advanced users: you can use the * in order to locate phrases via truncation.
Q: I did a search a received a large number of results. What can I do?
A: In order to reduce and hone the results, read the user information page as well as the search tips page.
Q: When I print an article it comes out cut off at the sides. How do I prevent this?
A: In situations like this, print the article widthwise and not lengthwise. To do this, choose preferences in the Print interface. Search the Layout categories and choose Landscape instead of Portrait (which is the default setting).
Paper Copies
Q: Do you have physical copies of the newspapers?
A: Physical copies of some of the publications do are extant at the National Library in Jerusalem and other libraries. In order to locate those copies, search for the name of the newspaper in the ULI database.
Q: Are you able to send (for free, or for pay) printed pages of the newspapers to users?
A: Please contact the National Library in Jerusalem, or the editorial staff of the newspaper itself.
Links to the articles
Q: Can I link to an article by copying the address from the article page?
A: No, the addresses of the articles are dynamic. Links linked to it won't work. (See the following question for information on how to create a permanent link to an article.)
Q: How do I link to an article I located on your website?
A: In order to create a permanent link to an address from the site, take the following steps:
1. Open the article in the article interface and choose Send via Email by clicking on the icon of the envelope or by choosing Article ˂ Send.
2. Send the email to yourself. Make sure to write your address in the To: field
3. After a few seconds you will receive an email in your inbox with a permanent link to the requested article.
4. You can copy this link and imbed it in the website/page where you would like the article to be linked from.

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No. of Titles:   213
No. of Issues: 210,518
No. of Pages:  2,027,339
Date Range:    1783-2014


  • 12.05.2013, Sunday
    The Addition of the journal ha-ʿAm to the website

    Ha-ʿAm (Heb. ‘The Nation’) was a literary and current affairs weekly that appeared in Moscow between the years 1916 and 1918. This is 37th newspaper to be added to the website. The current electronic edition contains 1178 pages.

  • 17.01.2013, Thursday
    14,556 pages of 4 existing newspapers have been added to the website

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