Jewish celebrations

The Jewish Chronicle, which was founded in 1841, will this week publish its 7,000th issue.

It will be marking its birthday with an overview of its history and reportage with a feature article which will open on the front page. It is the oldest Jewish paper in the world and the fourth-oldest weekly in Britain.

It has recorded the forming of the United Synagogue and the Chief Rabbinate; the treatment of Jewish refugees from the East in the late 1800s; the first anti-asylum laws in 1905 and poverty in the East End.

Theodor Herzl, the “father of Zionism”, set out his vision in the Jewish Chronicle weeks before the publication of his book The Jewish State.

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