This day in Jewish history / Farewell to the father of modern Yiddish theater
The prolific writer Abraham Goldfaden launched the golden age of Yiddish theater with his amusing, and probing, plays and productions.
On January 9, 1908, playwright, poet, actor and theatrical producer and director Abraham Goldfaden died in New York. Although he began his creative career writing in Hebrew, it was his work in Yiddish that made Goldfaden legendary, earning him a reputation as the father of modern Yiddish theater.
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