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For the Swedish magazine, see Judisk Krönika.
The Jewish Chronicle
Front cover on January 17, 1896.
Type Weekly newspaper
Format [tabloid]
Owner Kessler Foundation
Editor Stephen Pollard[1]
Founded 1841
Language English
Headquarters 25 Furnival Street, London, EC4A 1JT, United Kingdom
Circulation 28,000 purchased in the UK
Official website

The Jewish Chronicle ("The JC") is a London-based Jewish newspaper. Founded in 1841, it is the oldest continuously published Jewish newspaper in the world[2].It appears every Friday (except on days which are Jewish festivals, when it appears earlier in the week) providing news, views, social, cultural and sports reports, as well as editorials and a spectrum of readers' opinions on the letter page. The JC also sponsors the Jewish Sunday league system in London, known as the Maccabi Football League.

It is independent and is owned by the Kessler Foundation, a charitable trust which has overall control of the newspaper and its assets.

The Jewish Chronicle circulation was recently audited in June 2009 by the Audit Bureau of Circulations showed a figure of 27,955 purchased in the UK. However, the readership is far higher and is estimated at between 120,000-150,000 weekly. The newspaper's own website includes paid-for searchable archives of all editions from the first issue to the present, making it valuable for Anglo-Jewish genealogists and historians. The website was launched in 2000 and has won three successive Weekly Newspaper on the Web awards. It was relaunched in 2008.[3][4]


Notable Interviews

The newspaper has conducted several high-profile interviews with leading figures. In 1981, the publication published an interview with then Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher. Thatcher was questioned regarding the state of Israel and how conservative policy affects the Jewish community.[5] In September 1999, it was the first non-Israeli newspaper to publish an interview with Ehud Barak during his term as Prime Minister of Israel[6].

In December 2007, the newspaper published an interview with the controversial Labour Party donor, David Abrahams.[7][8] For the 2008 London Mayoral Election, it published an interview with the then mayor, Ken Livingstone.


See also


  1. ^ 'Fantastic timing': a baptism of fire at the Jewish Chronicle The Independent. 11 January 2009
  2. ^ The Jewish Chronicle and Anglo-Jewry, 1841–1991 Cambridge University Press
  3. ^ Jewish Chronicle relaunches website with open source software 10 July 2008
  4. ^ Jewish Chronicle adds social networking in website revamp Brand Republic. 11 September 2008
  5. ^ Interview for Jewish Chronicle Margaret Thatcher Foundation. 19 June 1981
  6. ^ [1]
  7. ^ Jewish Chronicle defends its coverage of David Abrahams The Guardian. 7 December 2007
  8. ^ The Jewish Chronicle on how they got the Abrahams interview The Spectator. 7 December 2007
  9. ^ Jewish Chronicle appoints new editor The Guardian. 21 February 2006
  10. ^ Condé Nast to launch Wired in the UK The Guardian. 30 June 2008

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