The Forward is the most renowned Yiddish newspaper in the world. It welcomed generations of immigrants to the US, brought them news of Europe and the Middle East, and provided them with everything from comic strips to recipes. It also published some of the most acclaimed Yiddish fiction writers of all time. Anthology Editor Ezra Glinter has combed through the archives to find the best stories published during the newspaper’s 120-year history. Ezra will present these stories, as well as the stories behind the stories. Organized by themes like immigration, modernity, war, and Eastern European life, each of these pieces reflects its particular milieu, while also continuing to speak to us today.
Ezra Glinter is an award-winning journalist, critic, translator and biographer. Born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Ezra attended McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, and the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University. For five years Ezra worked as the deputy culture editor of the Forward, and now serves as the newspaper’s critic-at-large. Ezra’s writing has appeared in the New Republic, the Boston Globe and the Los Angeles Times among other publications. He is currently writing a biography of the Lubavitcher Rebbe for Yale University Press.
HAVE I GOT A STORY FOR YOU: Yiddish Fiction and the Forward
Thursday, January 26, 2017
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