is a Hebrew language daily newspaper,http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/872374.html
published in Jerusalem, Israel.http://docs.newsbank.com/g/GooglePM/BBAB/lib00590,0F97A29FAFEEE2CA.html
A daily English language edition is also published in the United States, and weekly English-language editions in England and Israel. A weekly edition for French readers debuted in 2008. The U.S. version is the first Haredi
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Jewish daily newspaper ever published in English in the U.S. It is also the only Orthodox Jewish
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published daily in two different country editions. The paper was founded in 1950 by Rabbi Yehuda Leib Levin, son of the Agudat Israel
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leader Rabbi Yitzhak-Meir Levin
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Editorial policy reflects the Haredi point of view. Although not Zionisthttp://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/jpost/access/71970208.html?dids=71970208:71970208&FMT=ABS&FMTS=ABS:FT&date=Apr+27%2C+2001&author=BEREL+WEIN&pub=Jerusalem+Post&desc=Welcome+to+Forest+Israel&pqatl=google
on ideological grounds it is right of center in its Israeli coverage. It is very vociferous on the thorny issue of Jerusalem and opposes even minimal concessions. Torah and community related topics are more often written by the reporters at the paper, while most of the national and international news is taken from other news sources, such as Reuters
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and the Associated Press
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. Pictures of women are not displayed in the newspaper. As hareidi culture shuns television, internet usage and the reading of secular newspapers, Hamodia
is one of the few news sources available to many of its readers. At first, the publishers refused to produce an internet edition of Hamodia
, but it now exists.
The English edition of Hamodia
enjoys a wide circulation. It was first printed on February 27, 1998 as a weekly paper and on December 15, 2003 it expanded to include a daily publication as well. The daily edition is published from Monday to Friday, with no edition appearing on Saturday (the Jewish Sabbath) and Jewish religious holidays. The weekly edition is printed on Wednesdays, and includes expanded sections and a glossy magazine.
In 2008 a French weekly version was introduced and enjoys a wide circulation both in the French speaking community in Israel and in France itself.
The English-language Hamodia is published in four editions: United States (daily and weekly), Israel (weekly only), Australia (weekly only) and England (weekly only. The daily edition of the American Hamodia is also available in a digital online edition.
Hamodia's slogan is "The Newspaper of Torah Jewry".