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 a weekly newspaper serving the Jewish community of the metropolitan New York City area.[3] The Jewish Week covers news relating to the Jewish community in NYC. It has been said by prominent rabbi Steven Pruzansky that "lies are wantonly published" in the paper.[4] The vast majority of its subscriptions are unsolicited subscriptions given to people who make a charity donation to UJA.[2]

Editorial staff[edit]

Gary Rosenblatt has been the editor and publisher since 1993.[5]


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 behind The Jewish Press (which reported 125,000 subscriptions), Hamodia, and the Yated.[5] 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 criticized for being "malicious gossip".[3]


Rabbi Steven Pruzansky said about the Jewish Week that "lies are wantonly published and in which targets – especially Orthodox Rabbis, Orthodox Jews and the Holy Torah"[4][6]


  1. ^ Blessing of the Sun - 1953
  2. ^ a b c "Articles for Entrepreneurs - Manhattan Jewish Week - NY - Newspaper Advertising Costs". Retrieved 12 March 2015.  External link in |website= (help)
  3. ^ a b "Paper Seen as Villain in Abuse Accusations Against Rabbi". New York Times. July 10, 2000. Retrieved June 29, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b Palmer, Joanne (13 November 2014). "Pruzansky vs. Matanky - Rabbi’s Nazi analogy draws fire". New Jersey Jewish Standard. Retrieved 9 March 2015. 
  5. ^ a b GLABERSON, WILLIAM (November 29, 1993). "THE MEDIA BUSINESS; A Battle Among Jewish Weeklies". New York Times. Retrieved 12 March 2015. 
  6. ^ "RCA Head Rebukes Teaneck’s Rabbi Pruzansky For Jewish Week Nazi Comparison". JP Updates. November 12, 2014. Retrieved 9 March 2015. 

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