Bronx Express is the title of a Yiddish Play written by Osip Dymov (Yosef Perlman) that deals with the challenges faced by Russian Jewish immigrants in America. Bekker’s work is based on the prologue to the play: Subway car on the Bronx Express line. Afternoon rush hour of a hot day in August. The car is packed with people: men, women, and children, old and young. Some sit, some stand. Many read newspapers.