Note on Content:

The articles assembled here represent stories about Bais Yaakov in various publications. 

The newspapers and journals in which these stories appeared represent the wide range of the interwar press, from serious journalism to lowbrow sensationalism, and spanning from the Orthodox to secular (or anti-religious) segments of Polish Jewish society. 

While the Orthodox press ordinarily spoke of Bais Yaakov with enormous enthusiasm and respect, that is less true for the popular daily press, where Bais Yaakov was often taken as an object of curiosity and amusement. 

In at least one case, the 1933 Heyntige nayes story of Sarah Schenirer writing a movie script for Bais Yaakov production, the “report” seems to have been either a fabrication or a transparent joke. 

For a brief description of each newspaper mentioned, see the JPRESS website. We thank JPRESS for permission to present material from their searchable digitization of the historical Jewish press.

February 16, 2012

February 16, 2012

Bais Yaakov of Boro Park: An Icon Serving the Community for 70 Years: A collection of sound bites from principals and administrators of Bais Yaakov of Boro Park to commemorate its 70th anniversary ...
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March 17, 2015

March 17, 2015

Thousands Of Bais Yaakov Girls At Barclays For Sara Schenirer Tribute: A short clip posted by VIN News showing the thousands of Bais Yaakov students attending an event on Sarah Schenirer's 80th yahrzeit ...
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