Bad Rabbi: And Other Strange but True Stories from the Yiddish Press

Date: May 6, 2018
Time: 2:00 pm
Location:  Show map
Max M. Fisher Federation Building
6735 Telegraph Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301
Contact: Wren Beaulieu-Hack

Bad Rabbi exposes the seamy underbelly of pre-WWII New York and Warsaw. With true stories plucked from the Yiddish papers, Eddy Portnoy introduces us to the drunks, thieves, murderers, wrestlers, and beauty queens whose misadventures were immortalized in print.

Eddy Portnoy received his Ph.D. from the Jewish Theological Seminary. A specialist in Jewish popular culture, he has published in numerous academic journals and also in The Forward and in Tablet Magazine. He currently serves as Academic Advisor for the Max Weinreich Center and Exhibition Curator at the YIVO.

About the Author

Eddy Portnoy

Eddy Portnoy received his Ph.D. from the Jewish Theological Seminary. A specialist in Jewish popular culture, he has published in numerous academic journals and also in The Forward and in Tablet Magazine. He currently serves as Academic Advisor for the Max Weinreich Center and Exhibition Curator at the YIVO.

 



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