The royal wedding of Elizabeth and Philip in 1947 held powerful symbolism for Jews worldwide.
What was going on in the subconscious of Forward founder Ab Cahan? Thanks to the rediscovery of his dream diary, now we know.
Forverts editor Ab Cahan wrote in 1917 no Diaspora Jews would uproot their lives and move to the land of Israel.
An editorial from May 1902 lauds the Jewish women of the Lower East Side for their fight against ‘the blood-soaked tyranny of a gang of meat thieves.’
“Jewish writing is a literature of immigration — Ab Cahan and Henry Roth had to be there.”
120 years ago, the Forward started with a one-page edition that cost one penny.
Today we’re kicking off an exciting celebration – and we’re thrilled you’re part of it. The Forward turns 120 this month – it’s a milestone in Jewish years, and a momentous birthday.
‘The Rise of David Levinsky’ was once trumpeted as the next ‘Fiddler on the Roof.’ Now, the collaboration between the late Isaiah Sheffer and Bobby Paul is getting a second shot.
A century ago, the trial of Leo Frank served as a confirmation that American Jews needed an institution to combat anti-Semitism. We still do.
FORWARD EDITORIAL: The centenary of the Leo Frank trial reminds us of the burdens of anti-Semitism. It should also spur us to mend divisions within the Jewish community.