Built on the shoulders of the late Yiddish daily, Der Tog Morgen Tzurnal (The Day Jewish Journal), the weekly Yiddish-English newspaper, Der Algemeiner Tzurnal (The Algemeiner Journal), since its founding in 1972, has been a vital lifeline of continuity for the Jewish community - an idealistic fighter for truth and goodness, for spiritual integrity and moral clarity. It has served as the newspaper transmitting the culture and tradition of the six million Jews who perished in the holocaust to the survivor community and their children.
Driven by the dream that Yiddish culture and Jewish life must never perish, the weekly Algemeiner is beloved by readers, who scour the paper from cover to cover, packed with rich articles, essays, poems, cartoons and other materials that inspire and touch people week after week, celebrating Jewish life, arts and culture; remembering the past, while looking ahead to the future. The Algemeiner serves as a bridge between Jews of diverse backgrounds - from avid Yiddishists to Charedi communities whose daily tongue is Yiddish; from college students taking Yiddish, to academics and researchers. The Algemeiner, as it's name implies is a broad platform welcoming and offering diverse perspectives, from left to right, from one end of the spectrum to the other. As such it truly is the only newspaper in the world that is able to bring together all the different opinions - and there are many - of Jews from all over the world.
In Dr. Elie Wiesel's words at the funeral of Gershon Jacobson: "Gershon was a warrior for truth." The Algemeiner continues to bear that hallmark, courageously advocating the most important issues facing the Jewish people, the state of Israel and the survivors.
The paper has a very diverse readership, and is a favorite of Jewish community leaders across the globe.