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The Bizarre Tales of Yiddishland: What the Yiddish Press Reveals about the Jews

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Synopsis: Dr. Portnoy will discuss his new book, "Bad Rabbi: And Other Strange but True Stories from the Yiddish Press," an alternative history of downwardly mobile Jews that exposes the seamy underbelly of pre-World War II New York and Warsaw.
Start Time: Monday, March 19, 2018 7:30 PM
End Time: Monday, March 19, 2018 9:00 PM
Location: Douglass Student Center
Address: 100 George Street
Campus: Douglass
Room: Trayes Hall
City, State, Country: New Brunswick, NJ US
Fee: Free; Free parking available
Speaker: Dr. Eddy Portnoy, YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
Sponsor: The Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life
Category: Talk, Lecture, Seminar
Web Site: http://www.sas.rutgers.edu/cms/bildner/events/upcoming-events/icalrepeat.detail/2018/03/19/35/-/the-bizarre-tales-of-yiddishland-what-the-yiddish-press-reveals-about-the-jews
Contact Name: Sherry Endick
Contact Email: rsvpBildner@sas.rutgers.edu
Contact Phone: (848) 932-2033