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Forget influential for a minute, it's amazing how the Jewish Press is sometimes considered the most controversial Jewish Paper around - especially with some of the other really controversial Jewish papers out there.
My theory is that it has nothing to do with its strongly held opinions and positions, but rather that it has such a wide readership in the Orthodox community that many people consider themselves obligated to read it, even if they disagree with parts of it, so they'll know what the rest of the Orthodox community is talking about over by the water cooler (you know who you are).
(I liked the Golem comics myself.)
So it's considered controversial because so many people that disagree with it are reading it (unlike really controversial papers that have limited audience appeal) - because it is a must read.
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