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Der Yid (Yiddish: דער איד) is a New York-based Yiddish language weekly newspaper, founded in 1953. The newspaper is published by Satmar Hasidim, but is widely read within the broader Haredi community. It uses a Yiddish dialect common to Satmar Chasidim, as opposed to "YIVO Yiddish," which is standard in secular and academic circles.


Der Yid was founded in 1953 by

Religiously observant, Dr. Rosmarin had run columns on the biographies of rabbis and Jewish customs while working for The Morning Journal. Under his influence, Der Yid was considered more sympathetic to Orthodox Judaism than the other major Yiddish newspapers of the time. The first editor of Der Yid was the writer Uriel Zimmer, publisher of an anti-Zionist tract.

In 1955, during a

  • Yiddish Publications
  1. ^ Botsina Kadisha (in Hebrew) volume 2, P. 258, memoirs by Sender Deutsch


It is currently owned by the supporters of Rabbi Zalman Teitelbaum, who are embroiled in a dispute over the succession to the Satmarer leadership. Der Yid, which is sold all over the world where Haredi Jews reside, has a weekly circulation of 75,000, the largest readership of all Yiddish weeklies.

In 1972, the paper was revamped by Rabbi Chaim Moshe Stauber as a weekly newspaper carrying world news.

Rabbi Joel Teitelbaum, a Satmar, became the paper's guiding voice, firmly establishing Der Yid as a Haredi and anti-Zionist newspaper. He once approved an appeal for financial contributions to the newspaper on the night of Yom Kippur, as a counterweight to pro-Zionist financial appeals that were commonly held on Yom Kippur.


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