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TALK | Have I Got a Story for You with editor Ezra Glinter | Thursday, March 16 @ 7 p.m. EST
The "Forward," founded in 1897, is the most renowned Yiddish newspaper in the world, and it published some of the most acclaimed Yiddish fiction writers of all time. Ezra Glinter combed through the archives to find the best stories published during the newspaper’s 125-year history, digging up wartime novellas, avant-garde fiction, and satirical sketches about immigrant life in New York. These stories reveal the challenges that faced Jews throughout this time, including immigration, modernization, poverty, assimilation, the two world wars, and changing forms of Jewish identity.

Presented as part of the Yiddish Book Center’s 2023 Great Jewish Books Club.

This live event will be presented via Zoom. Space is limited. If you’d like to reserve a virtual seat in the Zoom audience—registration is required.

Mar 16, 2023 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Ezra Glinter
Ezra Glinter is the senior staff writer and editor at the Yiddish Book Center, and an award-winning journalist, critic, translator, and biographer. Born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Ezra attended McGill University and the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University. He previously served as the deputy culture editor of the Forward, where he edited Have I Got a Story for You: More Than a Century of Fiction From the Forward (W.W. Norton, 2016). His 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.