The Forverts – also known as the Yiddish Daily Forward – started in 1897 as a newspaper devoted to the cause of workers. At the time, millions of immigrants in New York worked in sweatshops in unsafe conditions. The Forverts became a voice for their plight and helped champion better conditions for all workers. The newspaper’s Yiddish readership is smaller than it once was but it is still going strong. We were thrilled to be profiled in the Arts and Culture section. Here’s a translated excerpt from the piece:
“Other groups have published American songs in Yiddish in genres as diverse as jazz, rock, rap and even country. Now we can add punk to the list…and the singer sings very good in Yiddish and the translation is a success.”
Thank you Forverts!