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Rukhl Schaechter is named as first female editor of the "Yiddish Daily Forward"

March 9, 2016

On March 9, 2016 the CEO and president of the Forward Association announced that Rukhl Schaechter would become the next editor of Forverts, or the Yiddish Daily Forward. Her promotion also marks the first time there will be both a female editor and an American-born editor of Forverts in its long history.

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Episode 10: Rededication (Transcript)

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