Sad though it is to see one more Jewish weekly cease its print edition and join the growing list of troubled, even shut down ethnic weeklies, I was pleased to see the Jewish Journal last week note the singular, outsized, role Greater Boston’s The Jewish Advocate has played in local and even national Jewish affairs over its 118 year existence.
No doubt your pressing deadline didn’t allow for a fuller account of the Advocate’s ability to frame political and cultural issues here and beyond as it fearlessly confronted, challenged, and held accountable a wide array of our communal and nonprofit organizations in terms of their priorities, community responsiveness, and financial management. It’s good to know the Advocate will continue in an advocacy role in its new online version.
The fact the Journal continues its essential role as a prized community resource while so many of its counterparts elsewhere are closing is testimony to the paper’s strong and committed leadership.
Russel Pergament, Newton