The Jewish Week

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The Jewish Week
Front page
Type Weekly newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Editor Gary Rosenblatt
Founded 1875[1]
Headquarters New York, New York
Circulation 36,000 copies weekly[2]
This article is about the weekly newspaper published in New York City. You may be looking for the Washington Jewish Week.

The Jewish Week is an independent weekly newspaper serving the Jewish community of the metropolitan New York City area. The Jewish Week covers news relating to the Jewish community in NYC and has world-wide distribution.[citation needed]

Editorial staff[edit]

Gary Rosenblatt has been the editor and publisher since 1993.[3]

Content and editorial policy[edit]

The Jewish Week covers the latest Jewish news from New York, the United States and Israel.[citation needed]

Major sections include:

  • News: Includes New York regional Jewish news, US National Jewish news, Israel news, and business news.
  • Features: Includes Arts, Events, and youth features.[citation needed]


The Jewish Week publishes five regional editions serving Manhattan, Long Island, Queens, Westchester County/The Bronx and Brooklyn/Staten Island[citation needed]

In 1993 The New York Times reported competition between Jewish Weekly newspapers citing that the Jewish Week reports 100,000 papers each week. Of the subscriptions 20,000 were paid, and 80,000 received their subscription after making a charity donation. This made the Jewish week ahead of The Long Island Jewish World which reported 26,000 subscriptions, and behind The Jewish Press which reported 125,000 subscriptions.[3] As of 2015 reports an approximate circulation of 36,000 papers.[2]


In 2000, Rosenblatt and the newspaper won the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism from the Journalism Center on Children & Families for the story "Stolen Innocence", an investigative report that uncovered allegations of decades of child abuse by a youth movement leader and high school principal, Baruch Lanner. The story was initially criticized for being "malicious gossip".[4] The revelations were seen as a "watershed in the way the Orthodox community addresses sexual abuse"[5] and led to Lanner's resignation and conviction.[6]


Rabbi Steven Pruzansky compared the Jewish Week to Der Stürmer, a Nazi newspaper. He later apologized quoting that the newspaper is not Der Stürmer, however "lies are wantonly published and in which targets – especially Orthodox Rabbis, Orthodox Jews and the Holy Torah".[7][8][9]


  1. ^ Blessing of the Sun - 1953
  2. ^ a b "Articles for Entrepreneurs - Manhattan Jewish Week - NY - Newspaper Advertising Costs". Retrieved 12 March 2015. 
  3. ^ a b GLABERSON, WILLIAM (November 29, 1993). "THE MEDIA BUSINESS; A Battle Among Jewish Weeklies". New York Times. Retrieved 12 March 2015. 
  4. ^ "Paper Seen as Villain in Abuse Accusations Against Rabbi". New York Times. July 10, 2000. Retrieved June 29, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Rabbi Expelled Over Sex Abuse Claims", Chanan Tigay, Special to the Baltimore Jewish Times, New York City, April 1, 2005.
  6. ^ Smothers, Ronald (October 12, 2002). "Rabbi Convicted of Sexual Abuse Is Freed on Bail Pending Appeal". The New York Times. Retrieved May 13, 2015. 
  7. ^ Palmer, Joanne (13 November 2014). "Pruzansky vs. Matanky - Rabbi’s Nazi analogy draws fire". New Jersey Jewish Standard. Retrieved 9 March 2015. 
  8. ^ "RCA Head Rebukes Teaneck’s Rabbi Pruzansky For Jewish Week Nazi Comparison". JP Updates. November 12, 2014. Retrieved 9 March 2015. 
  9. ^ Editorial (November 5, 2014). "A Rabbi’s Low Blow - The leader of Teaneck's biggest Orthodox synagogue compares The Jewish Week to Nazi newspaper Der Sturmer". The Jewish Week. Retrieved 9 March 2015. 

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