A work on sex translated into Yiddish is now available at the National Library in Jerusalem. Feminists, you may not like it at first glance.
Who says Jews don’t know how to fight? We’ve been quite adept at defending ourselves — and a new exhibit at YIVO delves into the colorful Yiddish lexicon that describes how it’s done.
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.
Another day, another Buzzfeed Jewish-centric video. And once again, it’s incredibly ‘Ashkenormative.’ Anne Cohen asks: Why does ‘Jewish’ always have to mean ‘Yiddish’?
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.
Montreal-based Ben Gonshor won the first-ever The David and Clare Rosen Memorial Play Contest for his historical drama “When Blood Ran Red.”
Sociolinguist, Yiddish scholar and advocate for endangered languages Joshua (Shikl) Fishman died March 1 in New York.
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!
Is print dying? In hopes of finding out, Forward managing editor Dan Friedman visited one of the world’s few remaining print shops specializing in Yiddish.
Philip Levine has died at 87. Benjamin Ivry pens an appreciation of a feisty poet who was inspired by working class roots — and a family tradition of Yiddishkeit.