Cahan, Abraham

(1860–1951)
   US Yiddish editor. Cahan arrived in New York from Vilna in 1882. For nearly fifty years he edited the famous Yiddish paper, Jewish Daily Forward, that at its height had a quarter-million circulation. It was the mouthpiece of the Jewish socialist working class. Cahan’s novel, The Rise of David Levinsky (1917), depicts the experience of the New York Jewish immigrants.

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  • CAHAN, ABRAHAM — (1860–1951), editor, author, and socialist leader. Cahan, who was born in the town of Pabrade (Podberezye) near Vilna, seemed in many ways to incarnate the epic Jewish migration from Eastern Europe to America. Driven by a rare blend of common… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Cahan, Abraham — ▪ American writer born July 7, 1860, Vilna, Russian Empire [now Vilnius, Lithuania] died Aug. 31, 1951, New York, N.Y., U.S.       journalist, reformer, and novelist who for more than 40 years served as editor of the New York Yiddish language… …   Universalium

  • Cahan, Abraham — (1860 1951)    American Yiddish journalist and author. He was born in Lithuania and settled in the US in 1882. He organized the first Jewish tailors union and founded Yiddish periodicals to propagate his theories of socialism and Americanization …   Dictionary of Jewish Biography

  • Abraham Cahan — (July 7, 1860 August 31 1951) [http://www.britannica.com/eb/question 88375/51/Abraham Cahan died] . ] was a Russian American novelist and labor leader.He was born in Podberezhye, Lithuania, into a Jewish Orthodox family. His grandfather was a… …   Wikipedia

  • Abraham Cahan — (1937) Abraham Cahan (* 7. Juli 1860 in Podberesy, heute im Rajon Smarhon in Weißrussland; † 31. August 1951 in New York City) war ein amerikanischer Journalist, Publizist und Schriftsteller. In Litauen beteiligte er sich in seiner Studienzeit an …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Cahan — may refer to the following:PeopleCahan is an Irish and Jewish surname.* Abraham Cahan, writer * Eric Cahan, photographer * Adam Cahan, media executive * Charles Hazlitt Cahan, Canadian politician * Larry Cahan, ice hockey player * O Cahan (name… …   Wikipedia

  • Cahan — Cahan,   1) [ kʌhʌn], Abraham, amerikanischer Schriftsteller und Journalist, * Podberezy (bei Vilnius) 6. 6. 1860, ✝ New York 31. 8. 1951; kam 1882 in die USA; leitete den »Jewish Daily Forward«, eine Zeitung, die sich auf Jiddisch an die… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Cahan — /kah hahn/, n. Abraham, (Abe), 1860 1951, U.S. novelist and journalist, born in Russia. * * * …   Universalium

  • Cahan — /kah hahn/, n. Abraham, (Abe), 1860 1951, U.S. novelist and journalist, born in Russia …   Useful english dictionary

  • Geschichte der Juden in den USA — Die Geschichte der Juden in den USA beginnt im 17. Jahrhundert mit der niederländischen Besiedelung von Nieuw Amsterdam (New York City). Von Anfang an fanden Juden in Nordamerika größere Freiheit zur Bewahrung ihrer religiösen und kulturellen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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