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A century-old Yiddish newspaper takes to the web

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The web has been accused of fostering monoculture, especially with regards to language, but it can also provide a niche for smaller groups to find an audience. As The New York Times reports, this may be the case for The Forward, a Yiddish-language paper that's been running since 1897. While The Forward is cutting its print run back from weekly to every other week, it's revamping its currently basic website, adding a daily podcast and blogs catering particularly to people learning Yiddish and to ultra-Orthodox Jews, who use Yiddish as a primary language. Editor Boris Sandler says the move means that "the world of Yiddish, which I thought was small and narrow, now engulfs the entire world."

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