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JEW ISH BOOK ANNUAL
120
Jewish newspapers. They, as well as
Diskoersen foen di alte
Kehille
and
Diskoersen foen di naye Kehille
(1797-1798), were
published in Yiddish.
HEBREW PRESS
Although already supplemented by a second cumulative list,
the catalogue of “Hebrew Serials” is still far from its ultimate
goal of 130 different newspapers and periodicals. Meanwhile,
a
Guide to the Hebrew Press
has been especially prepared
for this project by the well-known bibliographer G. Kressel,
offering concise English introductions to all the 130 periodicals
that are to be filmed. This unique book will undoubtedly come
to be viewed as an authoritative source of information about
the Hebrew press.
Nobody was better suited to determine the serials for copying
than Kressel who is responsible for the excellent list of Hebrew
Newspapers and Periodicals published in the Encyclopedia Ju-
daica. The serials already filmed include such representative
items as:
Ha-Karmel
(1860-1880), the first Hebrew weekly of
L ithuanian Jewry;
Ha-Levanon
(1863-887), the first newspaper
published in Jerusalem;
Ha-Maggid
(1856-1903), the first mod-
ern Hebrew newspaper, and
Ha-Shahar
(1868-1884), considered
by Kressel to be “the most important periodical of its period.”
T he other serials to be covered range from the early periodicals
of the Haskalah period down to the Israeli daily press, including
Haaretz
and
Ma’ariv.
As indicated, the catalogues on the history of the Jews in
a number of countries, such as Poland, France, Italy, Spain,
the United States and the Islamic countries, are still in prepara-
tion. However, one of the solid scholarly contributions of French
Jewry, the
Revue des etudes juives
(1880-1920), is already avail-
able. Other subjects in preparation include: Archeology by
Dr. D. Barag, of the Hebrew University; Music by Prof. I. Adler,
of the Hebrew University; Jewish Art by the late Dr. I. Shachar,
of the Oxford Centre for Post-graduate Hebrew Studies; and
the Jewish Labor Movement by Prof. C. Abramsky, of University
College, London.
At the suggestion of a number of scholars, a few additional
areas have been added to the original plan. I t was felt, for ex­