The Newspaper for the Jewish Intelligentsia
Der Tog 1914-1971

Edited by Gennady Estraikh, Ellen Kellman and Agnieszka Legutko

Studies In Yiddish 17

Legenda

  2021

ISBN: 978-1-781886-43-4 (hardback)  •  RRP £75, $99, €85

ISBN: 978-1-781886-44-1 (paperback, 2022)

ISBN: 978-1-781886-45-8 (JSTOR ebook)

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Der Tog (The Day) was published in New York City from 1914 until 1971, merging with the conservative Morgn-Zhurnal (Morning Journal) in 1953. Defining itself as an independent, non-partisan newspaper with high intellectual standards and liberal ideals, Der Tog's distinguished group of contributors included the Yiddishist theoretician Chaim Zhitlovsky, the literary critics Shmuel Niger and Arn Glants, the modernist poets Yehoash, H. Leivick, and Anna Margolin, the playwrights Peretz Hirschbein and David Pinski, and the novelist Joseph Opatoshu. The paper's audience was made up of secularized readers of a Jewish nationalist bent who found it uncomfortable or unfulfilling to read other New York Yiddish broadsheets, particularly the socialist and often lowbrow Forverts (Forward) and the uncritically pro-Soviet Frayhayt (Freedom), and who looked to the daily newspaper as a source of intellectual stimulation. The volume represents a collective effort of analysis of Der Tog’s rich journalistic and literary legacy.

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Estraikh, Gennady, Ellen Kellman, and Agnieszka Legutko (eds), The Newspaper for the Jewish Intelligentsia: Der Tog 1914-1971, Studies In Yiddish, 17 (Cambridge: Legenda, 2021)

First footnote reference: 35 The Newspaper for the Jewish Intelligentsia: Der Tog 1914-1971, ed. by Gennady Estraikh, Ellen Kellman and Agnieszka Legutko, Studies In Yiddish, 17 (Cambridge: Legenda, 2021), p. 21.

Subsequent footnote reference: 37 Estraikh, Kellman, and Legutko, p. 47.

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Bibliography entry:

Estraikh, Gennady, Ellen Kellman, and Agnieszka Legutko (eds). 2021. The Newspaper for the Jewish Intelligentsia: Der Tog 1914-1971, Studies In Yiddish, 17 (Cambridge: Legenda)

Example citation: ‘A quotation occurring on page 21 of this work’ (Estraikh, Kellman, and Legutko 2021: 21).

Example footnote reference: 35 Estraikh, Kellman, and Legutko 2021: 21.

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