When Mark and Vera Mednikov arrived in Minnesota, they knew little about America. Years later, they can teach all of us a lesson in what it means to be a citizen.
Crowdfunding platforms have helped to fund bands and movies. Could they be deployed to get more Yiddish, Ladino and Israeli literature translated?
In 1962, Paul Newman directed his first film but promptly took its name off it. Now, thanks to a Forward investigation — the movie, shot in a Yiddish theater, is back for its long-awaited second look.
Jews have long been a part of New Orleans’ frenzied history — but in some ways, they are still not completely integrated into the city’s society.
Despite his phenomenal talent, designer Jean-Michel Frank ultimately couldn’t overcome the burdens of his family history.
Many Jewish holidays have inspired the people of the book to drop its tomes and pick up instruments to great effect. And, in the age of YouTube, there’s plenty of evidence for that. But Jewish Arbor Day is musically barren.
Seeing a new trend in modesty, Orthodox designers are at the forefront of a burgeoning fashion movement.14
There are many challenges to living into one’s 90s, but Gerry Powers knows that she and her husband are among the lucky ones.
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