A Bintel Brief: Love and Longing in Old New York - Liana Finck

The intelligent and beautiful Ms. Finck presents us with a largely forgotten part of New York history in the form of letters to the editor of The Forward, and incredibly influential Yiddish newspaper at the turn of--not this last one but the one before--the century, asking for advice. I do have some problems with it, some of the light blue writing couple with light blue drawings, and very sketchy ones at that, don't always demonstrate her full talent, and some of the comics could be better laid out on the page. Additionally, and I don't know if this is how it actually worked out, editor Cahan's replies to some incredibly poignant dilemmas seemed far too brisk. Still, it is an insightful and powerful, if, and forgive the term, brief exploration into a fascinating historical time and the immigrant mindset. I can't say for sure if this work is for everyone, but definitely want to try to make and eat some schav. bintel brief