During World War II, non-Jewish Polish writers stationed in Palestine drew their imagery and symbols from the land’s scenery and Jewish way of life.
“Hatuey: Memory of Fire,” originally written in Yiddish, became a hit in Havana. Turns out that Jewish culture is more popular in Cuba than you might think.
Few people know that German-speaking Jews found safe haven in India during WWII and played a prominent role in society there.
The Jews of Uchanie, my father’s shtetl in Lublin province, used to say about the Jews of Wojslawice just down the road, that they were meshumodim. Turncoats. What worse epithet could you hurl at a fellow Jew?
Gary Cherkassky’s grandmother, who is 80 years old, isn’t on Facebook or Instagram. She doesn’t even have a smartphone. But if you are a Russian Jew, chances are you’ve probably heard what she has to say somewhere on the internet.
Shot in Borough Park, the Yiddish film “Menashe” is stunning in its accuracy and attention to detail. Also, it’s a good movie.
Walter Zev Feldman wrote the book on klezmer. We ask him about its history — and what accounts for its impressive staying power.
After a long and difficult struggle, the enemies of free immigration have won a battle.
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.
Among the offerings at this year’s Berlin Film Festival — ”Menashe,” the first Yiddish language film to premiere at the Berlinale.
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