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Ha-Melits

Ha-Melits was a Hebrew newspaper published in the Russian Empire between 1860 and 1904. It started as a weekly newspaper, and in 1886 became a daily.

Ha'melits street in Tel Aviv, personnal photo.

The newspaper was written in its first year in Hebrew, and in German and Hebrew later.


Many of Russia's intellectuals, from radicals to moderates, wrote in the newspaper. Its famous authors include Yehuda Leib Gordon, Ahad Ha'am, David Frischmann, Moshe Leib Lilienblum, Zvi Kashdai, and Yehuda Leib Levin (Yahlil).


Ahad Ha'am wrote his famous article "This is not the Way", explaining his views on Cultural Zionism and expressing his opposition to immigration and mass settlement in the Land of Israel.






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