Hodess, Jacob

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HODESS, JACOB (1885–1961), Zionist journalist. Born in Vanuta, Lithuania, Hodess moved to London at the age of 13. He started on his journalistic career at a young age, writing in Hebrew, Yiddish, and English. From 1911 to 1939 he was a member of the editorial staff of the Jewish Chronicle and also edited various periodicals in English and Yiddish, the most important of which was the Zionist weekly New Judaea, which he edited from 1924 to 1949. He settled in Israel in 1949 and became editor of the English-language quarterly Zion. He was also a contributor to the general British press and was the author of a booklet on Perez *Smolenskin (Eng., 1925). Hodess wrote a study on the Anglo-Jewish press (in yivo-Bleter, vol. 43, 1966), which also contains reminiscences of his own work in the field.


A. Eban, in: Davar (March 20, 1961).

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