Skip To Content

Support the Forward

Funded by readers like you DonateSubscribe

Isaac Meyers, a Promising Young Voice, Stilled at 29

The Forward mourns the passing of Isaac Meyers, our friend and contributor, who was hit by a truck and killed on March 18 in Cambridge, Mass., at the age of 29. He was studying for a PhD in Classics at Harvard, where his work focused on the translation of sacred Hebrew texts into Greek and Latin and on the Jewish community in Alexandria, Egypt. He was also a poet and published poetry criticism in these pages, as well as in the poetry journal Parnassus.

Our deepest condolences go out Isaac’s family: his mother, Nahma Sandrow, a playwright and a scholar of Yiddish and ethnic theater; his father, William Meyers, a photographer and critic for the New York Sun, and his sister Hannah.


Republish This Story

Please read before republishing

We’re happy to make this story available to republish for free, unless it originated with JTA, Haaretz or another publication (as indicated on the article) and as long as you follow our guidelines. You must credit the Forward, retain our pixel and preserve our canonical link in Google search.  See our full guidelines for more information, and this guide for detail about canonical URLs.

To republish, copy the HTML by clicking on the yellow button to the right; it includes our tracking pixel, all paragraph styles and hyperlinks, the author byline and credit to the Forward. It does not include images; to avoid copyright violations, you must add them manually, following our guidelines. Please email us at [email protected], subject line “republish,” with any questions or to let us know what stories you’re picking up.

We don't support Internet Explorer

Please use Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge to view this site.