HW Pick: New York Yiddish Theater: From Bowery To Broadway

From the late 19th to the mid- 20th century, a thriving Yiddish theater culture blossomed on Manhattan’s Lower East Side and in Harlem (from Milton Berle to George and Ira Gershwin), Continue Reading →

Isidor Straus And Wife, The Harlemites Who Died On The Titanic 1912

Isidor Straus, February 6, 1845 – April 15, 1912, was a German-born American Jewish businessman, politician and co-owner of Macy’s department store with his brother Nathan.

Abraham Joshua Heschel, Harlem Rabi, Civil Rights Advocate And More, 1907 – 1972

Abraham Joshua Heschel, January 11, 1907 – December 23, 1972, was a Polish-born American rabbi and one of the leading Jewish theologians and Jewish philosophers of the 20th century.