About the Site

About the Site

The Jewish press in its many and varied languages is first and foremost a source of information on the history and culture of world Jewry and on the countries of Jews' residence in the modern era. The Historical Jewish Press website brings the digitization revolution to this field and offers the possibility to perform a full search of all the published text of a given newspaper throughout all the years of its publication. Using the ActivePaper software of the Olive-Software company, the website hopes to make available online the majority of Jewish newspapers and journals published in the past, including extremely rare newspapers to which access has been previously impossible.
 
This website's initiators, Tel Aviv University and the National Library of Israel, encourage additional partners and contributors — be they academic, public, or private groups or individuals — to join in this project, with the goal of expanding our collection and establishing within it distinctive departments organized by language and locality (click here for further details). Our ambition is for the website to provide representation of all the Jewish communities of the world and of the newspapers which they have published.
 
The following pages provide a broad range of information addressing different aspects of the project. This information is intended to assist the user by providing both an understanding of the internal logic of the website and concrete suggestions for website usage.

 Site Statistics

No. of Titles:   145
No. of Issues: 181,230
No. of Pages:  1,708,774
Date Range:    1783-2014

 Site News

  • 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.

  • 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

    The additional material is as follows: The Occident, an additional 3,889 pages Herut, an additional 7,948 pages from the years 157-1964 Haynt, an additional 2,729 pages from the years 1909-1910

  • 14.01.2013, Monday
    The Addition of the journal ha-Tzofeh to the website

    This was a daily newspaper of the national religious parties, ha-MiZRaCḤI and ha-Poʿel ha-MiZRaCḤI. It was published initially in Jerusalem and afterwards in Tel-Aviv for seventy-one years from 1937 until 2008. This is 35th newspaper to be added to the website. At this time, the electronic edition contains 21,210 pages