BOSTON – The Jewish Advocate, which played a major role in connecting the Boston Jewish community for much of the last century, announced it would no longer print its weekly paper last week.
The paper, which was started 118 years ago, was one of the leading secular English Jewish publications in America for much of the last century. In its Sept. 25 edition, the paper attributed its closure to a decline in advertising revenue during the pandemic.
The paper was started by Jacob de Haas in 1902. Over the years, it was best known for its coverage of Zionism, Israel and the Soviet Jewry movement. The paper joins several other Jewish publications that have either closed or moved online since the pandemic began.
With its suspension of operations, the Jewish Journal is now the largest Jewish publication in Greater Boston.