The Forward building was the lower East Side’s first skyscraper. It began its life as a ‘temple to labor,’ became a Chinese church, and now houses luxury condos. Sam Kestenbaum offers a history of a structure — and an ever-changing neighborhood.
In 1931, an immigrant college student wrote about being an outsider in his adopted state of Delaware. Eighty-four years later, his daughter recalls the Jewish legacy he left her.
At the banquet, donors will be referred to in speeches according to the following key.
It turns out Leonard Nimoy was a distant cousin of columnist Masha Leon. She remembers a man who was proud of his Yiddish roots — and whose grandfather loved the Forward!
For 24 years, Philologos has graced our pages with an erudite, engaging and often surprising column about language. He has decided to leave the Forward.
The New York Times isn’t the only paper that can have a little trouble with Hebrew: Philologos takes issue with an article that recently appeared in the Forward.
What can I tell you about Vilna, whatever it is will only be one trop in a sea of great troubles and misfortunes that this war has brought upon us.
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.
I’ve just returned to Berlin from a journey to Lodz and several other cities in Poland that are currently in German hands.