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Logo of the Jewish General
description German weekly newspaper
publishing company Jewish press
Headquarters Berlin
First edition 1946
Frequency of publication weekly
Sold edition 5,357 copies
( IVW  Q2 / 2020)
Widespread edition 7,910 copies
( IVW  Q2 / 2020)
Editor-in-chief Detlef David Kauschke
editor Central Council of Jews in Germany
Web link
Article archive Print archive (from 2006)
ISSN (print)
ISSN (online)

The Jüdische Allgemeine is an important and the highest-circulation periodical of German Jewry . As a "weekly newspaper for politics, culture, religion and Jewish life" - so its subtitle - the Jüdische Allgemeine sees itself in the journalistic tradition of the great liberal papers of the 19th and 20th centuries and in particular the Allgemeine Zeitung des Judenthums , which was founded in 1837 , 1922 in the publication CV newspaper of the Central Association of German Citizens of Jewish Faith and had to be discontinued on November 3, 1938.


The magazine was founded in 1946 as the Jüdisches Gemeindeblatt for the North Rhine Province and Westphalia with its headquarters in Düsseldorf, and in the same year received the changed title for the British zone . After a few more name changes, the magazine was called the Allgemeine Jüdische Wochenzeitung from 1973 , and then the Jüdische Allgemeine from 2002 . Founding publisher and first editor-in-chief was the journalist Karl Marx , he died in 1966.

The editorial team moved to Bonn in 1985 and to Berlin in 1999 . There the publishing house and editorial office are in the immediate vicinity of the Leo-Baeck-Haus , the seat of the Central Council of Jews in Germany .

The Jüdische Allgemeine received a European Newspaper Award in March 2003 for the typography of the newspaper and in November 2009 in the category “Front page of the weekly newspaper”.

Editor and editor

The publisher of the Jüdische Allgemeine is the Central Council of Jews in Germany. He finances about a third of them, with advertisements and subscriptions each contributing a further third. The decline in advertising revenues over the past few years has led to an ever increasing role for the Central Council. From 2000 to 2003 Michel Friedman was deputy chairman of the Central Council of Jews in Germany and during this time he took on the role of editor of the weekly newspaper.

In 2010, the editorial team of the Jüdische Allgemeine in Germany comprised seven editors and two generalists, as well as correspondents in Israel, the USA and freelancers in many other countries.

On September 30, 2011, Christian Böhme, editor-in-chief since 2005, parted ways with the newspaper. The reason given by the Central Council in a press release was different opinions on the integration of the Jewish weekly newspaper into the structures of the Central Council. Employees feared that the planned conceptual reorientation could turn the Jüdische Allgemeine into an “association postille”. Detlef David Kauschke became his successor.


The Jüdische Allgemeine is sold through kiosks and subscriptions . The weekly newspaper had competition in the years 2002–2014 both from the monthly Jüdische Zeitung, which is explicitly critical of the Central Council, and from its Russian-language sister publication Evreiskaya Gazeta . As a result, it lost a lot of its circulation from 2002 to 2006 .

Development of the number of copies sold

Online offer

The newspaper has been running a website since autumn 2003 . After a restart of the print edition and the website in the spring of 2010, daily updated texts can be read on the website in addition to the printed weekly edition. A mobile version of the website is also available for smartphone users. The online offers of the Jüdischen Allgemeine are used by around 56,879 unique users per month (average January to July 2013).

See also


  • Ralph Giordano (Ed.): Scars, Traces, Witnesses. 15 years of the general weekly newspaper for Jews in Germany. Publishing house of the general weekly newspaper of Jews in Germany, Düsseldorf 1961, DNB 453533655 .

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. a b Title display. Jewish general weekly newspaper for politics, culture, religion and Jewish life (woe). 2/2020. In:, accessed on July 23, 2020.
  2. Hartmut Walravens (ed.) With Marieluise Schillig: Newspapers in Central and Eastern Europe. Papers presented at an IFLA conference held in Berlin, August 2003. = Newspapers in Central and Eastern Europe (= IFLA Publications. No. 110). K. G. Sauer Verlag, Munich 2005, ISBN 3-598-21841-9 (contributions partly in German, partly in English).
  3. a b Jüdische Allgemeine, media data website of the Jüdische Allgemeine, accessed on June 12, 2017.
  4. ^ Publisher. (No longer available online.) In: Jüdische Allgemeine. Archived from the original on June 24, 2018 ; accessed on October 23, 2019 .
  5. ^ A b Alexia Weiss: Jewish media in German-speaking countries: newspapers and magazines, not only written for Jews. The other Israel reporting. In: Wiener Zeitung . October 7, 2010, accessed June 12, 2017.
  6. a b head of the "Jüdischen Allgemeine" goes. In: Der Tagesspiegel . July 1, 2011, accessed June 12, 2017.
  7. ^ Igal Avidan : New Jewish Newspaper Hopes for Young Readers. In: Deutsche Welle . October 10, 2005, accessed June 12, 2017.
  8. according to IVW , fourth quarter in each case ( details on )
  9. The Jewish General. The Jewish view of the world. In: Retrieved June 24, 2018 .
  10. Jewish General Price List Online No. 1. (PDF; 527 kB) Valid from January 1, 2013. In: Retrieved June 25, 2018 .