Jewish South

Title: Jewish South
Available online: 25 August 1893 - 7 July 1899 (153 issues)

Place of publication: Richmond, VA

Published weekly in Richmond, Virginia, from 1893 through at least 1899, save for a five-month period in 1896, the Jewish South professed itself "a journal devoted to the interests of Judaism." Being one of few publications concerning Jews in the South, it reported on events of neighboring counties in Virginia including Norfolk, Staunton, and Petersburg. Published every Friday, the Jewish South returned in January 1897 in "new dress" with updated printing and improved layout features. In its latter years the newspaper expanded reporting to include news of interest from around the world including Siberia, Tunis, France, Germany, Italy, and Mexico.

During its first year, the Jewish South gained recognition and praise from prominent figures and more established newspapers. It was edited by Herbert T. Ezekiel, supervisor of printing for the city of Richmond for 19 years. Ezekiel began his newspaper career in 1886, writing for the Richmond Dispatch and the Richmond State. He reported on trials, witnessed hangings, and was sent to write articles about the old cemeteries in the city. Ezekiel also authored several books concerning the history of the Jews of Richmond and the Jews of Richmond during the Civil War.

Ezekiel recognized Richmond as a literary and publishing center that included the talents of Edgar Allan Poe, Samuel Pleasants, Thomas Ritchie, and John M. Daniel. He requested contributions from readers so the Jewish South could be an "arena of a spirited intellectual tournament." He meant for the Jewish South to "maintain a high literary character." Ezekiel also stressed that the paper "be a means of education and instruction, in matters pertaining to our faith." The Jewish South published sermons, essays, and articles explaining, discussing or commenting on the lessons and doctrines of Judaism. Among these were sermons of Edward Nathan Calisch, Rabbi of Temple Beth Ahabah in Richmond. The paper also reported on the activities of congregations, lodges, and societies as well as the movements of businesses throughout the country.

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5 Friday, 5 January 1894
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6 Saturday, 6 January 1894
7 Sunday, 7 January 1894
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10 Wednesday, 10 January 1894
11 Thursday, 11 January 1894
12 Friday, 12 January 1894
1 issue
13 Saturday, 13 January 1894
14 Sunday, 14 January 1894
15 Monday, 15 January 1894
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17 Wednesday, 17 January 1894
18 Thursday, 18 January 1894
19 Friday, 19 January 1894
1 issue
20 Saturday, 20 January 1894
21 Sunday, 21 January 1894
22 Monday, 22 January 1894
23 Tuesday, 23 January 1894
24 Wednesday, 24 January 1894
25 Thursday, 25 January 1894
26 Friday, 26 January 1894
1 issue
27 Saturday, 27 January 1894
28 Sunday, 28 January 1894
29 Monday, 29 January 1894
30 Tuesday, 30 January 1894
31 Wednesday, 31 January 1894

Text Correction Statistics for Jewish South

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Pages
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5,618
1,342
153
Complete
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