Despite what Dr. Eran Elhaik claims, four villages in ancient Turkey that once had names similar to ‘Ashkenaz’ are not the cradle of the Yiddish language, Jordan Kutzik argues.
Yisrael Kristal has been officially certified as the world’s oldest man. The Forward talked with one of Yisrael’s sons about the keys to reaching the age of 112.
“Some people remember Golda Meir’s leadership and wonder what is taking us so long in America?” Hillary Rodham Clinton recently said. With that in mind, we look back at a forgotten Forward interview with Prime Minister Meir that took was broadcast on WEVD in 1971.
The Forward catches up with Eli Batalion and Jamie Elman, who created the online Yiddish language sitcom “Yidlife Crisis,” which is riding high with a Canadian Screen Award and a guest appearance by Mayim Bialik.
With the arrival of Hanukkah comes the reemergence of dreidels from closets, desk drawers and cupboards. These tops are a beloved part of the holiday — but where did they actually come from?
A new album presents 24 klezmer songs recorded in Europe before World War I. Until recently, nobody even imagined that these recordings existed.
The new Yiddish Studies journal, In Geveb, aims to serve as both a peer-reviewed academic journal and a blog covering Yiddish culture for a popular audience.
Kulturfest, opening June 14 in New York, will be the biggest Yiddish cultural festival since the 1930s. Its director hopes that this will only be the beginning.