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Abraham Cahan

From necessity to laughingstock.

Jenna Weissman Joselit
Feb. 19 2018 12:01AM

Some things haven’t changed in 70 years.

Jan. 31 2018 12:01AM

The custom of parents giving their children coins on Hanukkah—known as Hanukkah gelt—is well-known today, but goes almost unmentioned in pre-20th-century sources. It seems that. . .

David Golinkin
Dec. 22 2014 12:01AM

Seth Lipsky’s new biography of Abraham Cahan, founder of the Forverts, sheds light on his break with Marxist orthodoxy and anti-Zionism to form a new,. . .

Jonathan Brent
Oct. 8 2013 12:00AM