Jacob Michailovitch Gordin (1 May 1853 – 11 June 1909) was a Russian-born American playwright active in the early years of Yiddish theater. He is known for introducing realism and naturalism into Yiddish theater.
Jacob Gordin's new play, which had a political stance against the Great War, was being performed in New York in 1915. Herman Bruck, in his never-ending quest to get Flora Hamburger to go out with him, said she would love the anti-war message. She countered that, since she was already against the war, she would have nothing to learn from it. When he said it showed the effects of war on the poor and working classes, she replied that she had seen enough of war's effect on her own family.