In ‘A Bintel Brief,’ Liana Finck draws a love-letter to the cowards, stoolies, brides, and sons who inspired Abraham Cahan
In an excerpt from Nextbook Press’s new biography, the founder of the ‘Jewish Daily Forward’ makes his way to New York
An anthology on the concept of philo-Semitism shows that ‘Jew lovers’ have often been just a shade better than anti-Semites—and sometimes no better at all
Twenty years after the fall of the USSR, the 1990s wave of Russian-Jewish immigrants is a reliably Republican voting bloc. But as their children assimilate, Russian Jews’ politics get harder to pin down.
On his 150th birthday, an imaginary interview with the founding editor of the ‘Jewish Daily Forward’
Norman Podhoretz unravels the mystery of Jewish attachment to liberalism
What a 1942 essay contest revealed about immigrants’ lives, in the Old World and the New
Yiddish playwright Jacob Gordin inspired fury and adulation