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.
One of the most important ways of staving off the influenza epidemic is cleanliness. Everyone’s advised to change underwear more frequently.
Those who must sit shiva, may god protect them, may and must ease off in observing the laws of mourning
A scene at a busy drugstore sees the druggists having a mean-hearted laugh at the expense of a sick woman
During the 1918 Influenza, a Forverts advertiser gave out helpful and less-than-helpful health tips.
An unnamed Forverts reporter gamely walks the beat with your local druggist and then rides shotgun with a local doc as he makes house calls.
Today, it’s don’t touch your face. Back then, it was don’t sneeze. How a Jewish humorist cleared a streetcar in 1918. Hey, at least he got a seat.
The new exhibit will feature the storied publication’s treasured vintage photographic press plates.
The fascinating history of American Jewish men and their “shiksa”s.