Country: United States
Born: November 1, 1905, in New York, New
Died: March 5, 1981
Bernard Postal co-authored with Jesse and Roy Silver The Encyclopedia of Jews in Sports, the comprehensive 526-page reference “bible” of
achievements in sports, published in 1965 by Bloch.
While Postal was best known for his books on Jewish-American history,
he held such posts as editor of the Jewish Daily Bulletin in New York
City from 1929 to 1931; editor of the Jersey City Jewish Standard from
to 1933; reporter and editor of Seven Arts Feature Syndicate, a New York
Anglo-Jewish news service, from 1933 to 1938; public relations director
B’nai Brith in Washington, D.C., from 1938 to 1946; public relationsdirector
for the National Jewish Welfare Board in New York City from
1946 to 1970; and associate editor of Jewish Week. He held early career
with the New York Times and the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. He
founded Jewish Digest in 1955 and its editor until his death.
Among the books he authored are The Jewish Tourist Guide to the United
States (with Lion Koppman, Jewish Publication Society, 1954); Landmarks
of a People: A Guide to Jewish Sites in Europe (with S. H. Abramson,
Hill & Wang, 1962); the four-volume American-Jewish Landmarks (with
Koppman, Fleet Press, 1976–1979); and Guess Who’s Jewish in
Koppman, New American Library, 1980).
Postal received the American-Jewish Tercentenary Award for contributions
to American-Jewish history and various professional honors for
his historical and reference writings.