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

Eddy Portnoy, YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
4:00-5:30 PM
2022 202 S. Thayer Map
Portnoy exposes the seamy underbelly of pre-World-War-II New York and Warsaw, the two major centers of Yiddish culture in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. With true stories of Jewish drunks, thieves, murderers, wrestlers, psychics, and beauty queens, all plucked from the pages of the Yiddish dailies, Portnoy will present the Jews whose follies and foibles were fodder for urban gossip before winding up at the bottom of bird cages or as wrapping for dead fish.

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Building: 202 S. Thayer
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: Jewish Studies
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Judaic Studies