This was not just a play where the characters spoke Yiddish to each other; it was steeped in Yiddishkeit, the traditional Jewish way of life.
The Yiddish theater’s first goal was to develop a modern secular Yiddish culture and bring some hope to the Jewish community during difficult times.
Posters and photographs reveal how Holocaust survivors celebrated Simchat Torah with Yiddish theater and dancing in the 1940s
Thirty-five years ago, Zalmen Mlotek and Moishe Rosenfeld co-wrote the script for a musical called “The Golden Land” in honor of the 85th anniversary of the Forverts, the world’s oldest Yiddish newspaper.
While trying to make the story of Jewish immigration current, “Amerike: The Golden Land” trivializes Jewish experience
A new exhibit about Yiddish theater tells a conventional story, but it helps us imagine what the art form was like during its heyday.
A large crowd filled the auditorium at the Center for Jewish History recently to honor the life and work of Mina Bern, a beloved Yiddish actress who died in 2010.
Welcome to Throwback Thursday, a weekly photo feature in which we sift 116 years of Forward history to find snapshots of women’s lives.
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Lucy Gherman was cast in many roles throughout her long career in Yiddish theater, but none so memorable as the long-suffering mother in ‘A Letter to Mother.’