2017 has, collectively, been few people’s ideas of a fun year. Still, it’s welcomed a wealth of excellent journalism.
How does a writer translate a book from a language he can’t read? Isaac Bashevis Singer and Haim Nahman Bialik are among many to have done it.
“Singer strikes at the heart of the political flaws in every system of rule we have endured. Unfortunately he offers no solution.”
Isaac Bashevis Singer, Nobel Prize-winning author and Forward staff writer, was photographed in 1968 for Amerike Magazine.
Most of these photographs of Isaac Bashevis Singer have never been published before.
Why PETA believed the anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising was best commemorated by having a Roman Catholic model issue an award to Singer was unclear
A portrait of the late editor-in-chief of the Yiddish Forward, Simon Weber, and the news writers during the summer of the Entebbe Operation.
“Jewish writing is a literature of immigration — Ab Cahan and Henry Roth had to be there.”
What should you do this weekend? Check out Larry David on SNL, read up on Yiddish fiction, see Philip Glass and Art Spiegelman in Chicago. And more. Much more.
Do Jews and Poles want to perpetuate narratives that deny the differences within Polish society during World War II — or do we want to heal?