“We have Yiddish pornography, and we’ve gotten the sermons of Rabbi Schneerson. That’s a people, that’s a civilization.”
When it comes to LGBTQ Jews, our archives echo with vanished histories.
The true history of American pickles is one of murder, moral outrage and scandal.
Forward archivist Chana Pollack talks about her work sifting through the history of the Forward and Jewish immigrant communities in New York.
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.