The Forward is a historically Socialist
, secular Jewish
newspaper founded on April 22, 1897
. Its motto used to be "Workers of the World, Unite!
", though now it is considerably more bourgeois
, catering to older liberal
Jews full of nostalgia
, and carrying Jewish-interest news, politics, and culture.
The Forward was originally published in Yiddish
(as the "Forverts") and at one point reached a daily circulation of 250,000. In 1983, with circulation declining, it became a weekly paper. Now it is published in English
, Yiddish, and Russian
Its website is www.forward.com