In 1930 and today, working parents have struggled to balance childcare and housework with professional obligations.
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.
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.
At 90, Gert Levitan decided it was time to tell the unlikely love story of her parents, and how a beloved Yiddish daily played matchmaker.