Gabriel Murrel Cohen, founder, editor, publisher of the weekly newspaper “His basic desire was to help people find the truth in their own way. He did not preach to people, but gave them a sense of adventure of the incredible diversity of ideas around which people engage. Rather not publishing opinions of which he strongly disagreed, he would include them but write an editorial explaining his opposing view.”
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Gabriel M. Cohen (1908-2007) began publishing a Kentucky edition of the newspaper in 1930 and founded the Indiana edition 5 years later. The National Jewish Post & Opinion premiered in 1948, and the Missouri edition ran from 1948 through 1992. At one time, there were two other editions – one for Chicago and one for New York. Subscribers to the national edition come from all over the United States, Canada, and Israel, with a few international subscribers. Many well-known writers got their start with the newspaper, including Carl Alpert, Moshe Kohn, Yossi Klein Halevy and Daniella Ashkenazy.
Jennie Cohen, publisher; Grechen Throop, editor; Cindie Harp, Ari J. Kaufman, Matthew J. Silver, local writers; Charlie Bunes, Crystal Kurz, art directors and graphic designers; Mary Herring, Barbara LeMaster, advertising sales; Vivian Chan, accounting.
To support Israel and to fight anti-Semitism. To heal and repair the world (tikkun olam). To protect, promote, and preserve time-honored Jewish values such as “Love your neighbor as yourself.” We strive to feed our readers’ curiosity by airing diverse opinions on issues that matter to Jews, unhindered by allegiance to any movement, sect, or faction, and by inviting our readers to join this conversation with their letters.
TYPES OF ACTIVITIES
The Indiana Jewish Post & Opinion is a biweekly newspaper available by subscription. It features three major holiday and six special issues per year (including Rosh Hashanah, Hanukkah, Pesach, Bridal, Brotherhood, Israel, Bar/Bat Mitzvah and two Focus on Healing issues) as well as the annual Directory of Jewish Life. The newspaper includes exclusive as well as syndicated columnists, coverage of news, sports, features, and events in greater Indianapolis and around the state.