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 →

Solomon Libin, Yiddish Short Story Writer And Playwright

Solomon Libin, born in Gorki, Byelorussia. His family imigrated from Russia to London in 1891 and to Harlem, New York in 1892. Become an Harlem World Insider – Sign-Up For Continue Reading →

Celebrate The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene’s 100 Anniversary

To rephrase the great humorist and philosopher Mark Twain: reports of the death of Yiddish are greatly exaggerated.  Become an Harlem World Insider – Sign-Up For Our Newsletter!

‘Get Vaccinated’ – Good Advice In Every Language Around Block Around The World

The Health Department launched multicultural and multi-lingual vaccination ad campaigns by and for NYC’s Spanish, Haitian Creole, Yiddish, Russian, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Bengali and Urdu-speaking communities. Become an Harlem World Continue Reading →

The Legendary Willie “The Lion” Smith Harlem Jazz Man, Cantor, Duke Ellington Mentor, Harlem Hellfighter And More

William Henry Joseph Bonaparte Bertholf Smith, November 23, 1893 – April 18, 1973, also known as “The Lion”, was a Harlem cantor, jazz pianist, and a master practitioner of Harlem stride Continue Reading →

NYC- Based Theatre Companies Make It Happen As They Present “It Can’t Happen Here”

Initiated and hosted by National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene, nine prestigious theatre companies will come together on Wednesday, October 28 to present. Become an Harlem World Insider – Sign-Up For Our 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. Become an Harlem World Continue Reading →