In his new book, Gennady Estraikh writes that the Forverts was once heavily influenced by the Russian Jewish intelligentsia.
More than 300 news organizations around the country, large and small and in-between, are publishing editorials in support of a free press.
The royal wedding of Elizabeth and Philip in 1947 held powerful symbolism for Jews worldwide.
The Leo Frank case, a century old now, seems like an unlikely subject for a musical
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.’
“Hester Street,” a 1975 film adaptation of Cahan’s novel “Yekl,” explored the darker side of the immigrant experience.
The Forverts’ famous ‘Bintel Brief’ gets a second life in Liana Finck’s graphic adaptation of the advice column. And so does its creator Ab Cahan — as a ghost.
As Seth Lipsky details in his engaging new biography of Ab Cahan, the battle between universal values and Jewish interests was a constant struggle for the legendary Forward editor.
Abraham Cahan had been dead for nearly 40 years when Seth Lipsky arrived at the Forward, but his presence was very much alive. Lipsky recalls that presence in his new biography.
Earlier this week, Liana Finck let us peek behind the curtain at the source material for her comic based on A Bintel Brief. She showed us the first two pages and the second story. Her blog posts are being featured this week on The Arty Semite courtesy of the Jewish Book Council and My Jewish Learning’s Author Blog Series. For more information on the series, please visit: