This Day in Jewish History / A Russian Who Founded a Yiddish Newspaper in America Is Born

Abraham Cahan died as he lived – a democratic socialist, who believed his Yiddish paper should carry the gamut 'from cheap sensationalism to high culture.'

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July 7, 1860, is the birthdate of Abraham Cahan, the Russian-born writer and editor who helped to found the Jewish Daily Forward, and ran it for more then 40 years. Yet, as an advocate of the integration and...