JEWISH WORLD, English Jewish weekly newspaper published in London from 1873 to 1934. It was founded by George Lewis Lyon, a financial journalist (1828–1904), and its first editor was Myer Davis (1830–1912). Among other editors were S.L. bensusan , jacob de haas , John Raphael, lucien wolf , Stanley Fay, M.J. Landa, and David Spiro. For a time it published a Yiddish supplement, edited by jacob hodess . In its time the Jewish World filled a position of some importance in Anglo-Jewish life, publishing articles by various Zionist leaders, as well as by non-Jewish precursors of Zionism such as Henry Wentworth Monk, and Holman Hunt, the painter. It was taken over in 1913 by the jewish chronicle , with which it was merged in 1934. -BIBLIOGRAPHY: The Jewish Chronicle, 18411941A Century of Newspaper History (1949). ADD. BIBLIOGRAPHY: D. Cesarani, The Jewish Chronicle and Anglo-Jewry, 18411991 (1994). (Josef Fraenkel)

Encyclopedia Judaica. 1971.

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