Learn about a little-known chapter of Jewish history from award-winning historian Marion Kaplan.
Some say New York’s very first Jewish pioneer was Jacob Barsimon, in 1654. Find out more about New York’s first Jew!
The mysterious Egg Cream, which some say originated on the Lower East Side among Eastern European Jewish immigrants, somehow contains neither eggs nor cream. So, where did that name come from? Some believe “Egg Cream” is an Americanization of “echt keem” — Yiddish for “pure sweetness.” This delightful refreshment is actually made up of only […]