The Forward frequently reported on news and events at Pride of Judea orphanage.
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Coney Island’s beach, while refreshing for sure, was also where “ beauty and crudity go hand in hand and launch a united front.”
Prescient in running for public office while Black, Crosswaith also intuited the question still haunting the progressive movement today.
Pat Koch Thaler, whose brother Ed went on to become Mayor of New York, recalled their dad, an Austro-Hungarian immigrant furrier, falling asleep with The Forward on his lap. Their mother, she said, saved “the paper after it was read to put on the kitchen floor after she washed it before Shabbat. “
Given shelter at home rules, you’d think a Yiddish svive (reading group) might be the first casualty, but they are just zooming right along.
These are among the more than 165 stories that poured forth when we asked you, to share your memories of your mishpokhe’s connection to our paper.
On April 22, 1897, The Forward published our very first issue.
George Abbot of Yonkers, NY, sick with influenza, wanted to marry his girl Sarah Cohn, of Waltham, Massachusetts, before breathing his last.
When Castro took control of Cuba, he put curbs on religious practice, forcing Azriel Weitz to write to the Forverts, begging for Passover supplies.