The Birobidzhaner Shtern (Yiddish: ביראָבידזשאנער שטערן; Russian: Биробиджанер Штерн) is a newspaper published in both Yiddish and Russian in the Jewish Autonomous Oblast of Russia. It was set up in the 1930s in Birobidzhan to cater for the newly arrived Jewish immigrants. The Jewish Autonomous Oblast had been set up by the Soviet government in an attempt to resolve the Jewish Question and provide an alternative to the Zionist Jewish experience offered by Palestine. The paper also had the advantage of the arrival of Mordechai Scheiner, a Yiddish speaker and the new Chief Rabbi for the Jewish Autonomous Oblast and head of the Birobidzhan Synagogue,[1] and additional Jewish settlements such as Waldheim (Jewish Autonomous Oblast)[2][3].


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