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Jewish Chronicle
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Founded in London in 1841, the Jewish Chronicle is the world’s oldest continually appearing Jewish weekly newspaper. In the 19th and 20th centuries, it played a decisive role in shaping public opinion within the Jewish community of Great Britain. While the newspaper’s agenda changed repeatedly over the decades, it essentially remained an opinion forum of the Jewish middle class.

The Jewish Chronicle was preceded by two newspapers, both of which appeared in London. The monthly Hebrew Intelligencer was published as early as 1826 but discontinued after only three issues. In…

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Endelman, Todd M., “Jewish Chronicle”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017. Consulted online on 02 October 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0350>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20200106

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