Arnold Fine, Jewish Press editor and columnist

by | Oct 3, 2014 | Obituaries

Arnold Fine, a Jewish Press columnist and editor who worked at the conservative Orthodox weekly for more than 50 years, has died.

Fine, who died Friday, Sept. 5 at 90, was associated with the newspaper for most of its 54-year history. The Jewish Press, based in Brooklyn, N.Y., describes itself as “the largest independent weekly Jewish newspaper in the United States.”

His column, “I Remember When,” consisting of recollections of Jewish life in the 1930 and ’40s, was a mainstay of the paper, and his writings were anthologized in other books and periodicals, including the Chicken Soup for the Soul series and Readers Digest.

Fine also served as an editor at the Brooklyn-based paper for many years, eventually rising to become senior editor.

Before joining the Jewish Press, he served in both the U.S. Army and Navy and worked as a press photographer in New York City, according to a statement released by the Jewish Press. Fine also worked as a special education teacher in the New York City school system. (JTA)