Ziggy Gruber is the star of the new documentary ‘Deli Man.’ He talked to the Forward about growing up in the industry, and why he came back to it as a professional chef.
An all-Hebrew performance of ‘Peter and the Wolf’ marked the opening of a two-week festival aiming to raise the profile of the Hebrew language in North America.
Sociolinguist, Yiddish scholar and advocate for endangered languages Joshua (Shikl) Fishman died March 1 in New York.
Decades ago there were Yiddish comedy serials on the radio, but unlike their English counterparts, they never made the jump to TV. Now ‘Yidlife Crisis’ is the first Yiddish sitcom.
Welcome to Throwback Thursday, a weekly photo feature in which we sift 116 years of Forward history to find snapshots of women’s lives.
“Actress Gisela Werbezirk Arrives In America” announced the Forverts in a 1938 headline, with a photo of the Viennese comic film and musical theater star.
With the loss of a major grant, the Congress for Jewish Culture is leaving its Manhattan offices. But that doesn’t mean the end for this 66-year-old Yiddish organization.
Frieda Barkin Hennock was a darling of the Yiddish Forverts. But when she was nominated to a federal judgeship, she faced questions about her aptitude and her character.
Czar Nicholas II took time out from being the autocratic leader of the Russian empire to writing a letter to the Yiddish Forward’s Bintel Brief column.
If such news — that the land of Israel is going to be given to the Jews, had come 50 years ago, it would have made a totally different impression on the Jewish masses than it is making today.