Bad Rabbi And Other Strange But True Stories from the Yiddish Press

Date: January 11, 2018

Time: 7:00 pm

Location:

Shimon and Sara Birnbaum JCC
775 Talamini Rd
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
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Contact: Receptionist

Phone: 908-725-6994 x9018

Bad Rabbi And Other Strange But True Stories from the Yiddish Press bad-rabbi-image

  • Thursday, January 11 7pm
  • Fee $10

Really????  Bad Rabbi???  No way!.....

True stories plucked right out of the Yiddish papers from the late 18th Century to the early 20th Century, Eddy introduces us to thieves, wrestlers, poets and beauty queens -- and all their misadventures!  Part journalism, part “Jerry Springer”, get ready to laugh and be entertained by a bit of history not so easily found.

Eddy Portnoy is an expert on Jewish popular culture, and has an MA in Yiddish  from Columbia University and a PhD in Jewish History from JTS. He has taught at JTS and Rutgers, and lectured worldwide.