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Bad rabbi : and other strange but true stories from the Yiddish press / Eddy Portnoy.

Publication | Not Digitized | Library Call Number: PN4885.Y53 P67 2018

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    "Stories abound of immigrant Jews on the outside looking in, clambering up the ladder of social mobility and successfully assimilating into their new worlds. But this book is not about the success stories. It's a paean to the bunglers, the blockheads, and the just plain weird--Jews who were flung from small, impoverished eastern European towns into the urban shtetls of New York and Warsaw, where, as they say in Yiddish, their bread landed butter side down in the dirt. An underground history of downwardly mobile Jews, Bad Rabbi mines the Yiddish press to expose the seamy underbelly of pre-WWII New York and Warsaw, the two major centers of Yiddish culture in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries"--Page 4 of cover.
    Series
    Stanford Studies in Jewish History and Culture
    Stanford studies in Jewish history and culture.
    Format
    Book
    Author/Creator
    Portnoy, Eddy, author.
    Published
    Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2018]
    Locale
    New York (State)
    New York
    Poland
    Warsaw
    Contents
    Introduction : a brief and not entirely uncomplicated history of the Yiddish press
    Jewish abortion technician
    The Hebrew girl murderer of East New York
    The Jewish Mahatma
    The great tonsil riot of 1906
    Rivington Street's wheel of (mis)fortune
    Yom Kippur battle royale
    Attack of the Yiddish journalists
    Suicide Jews
    Battle at the bris
    Urke Nachalnik : fine young criminal
    The strange case of Gimel Kuper, mystery journalist
    Semitic beauty drives Jews wild : film at eleven
    Ever fallen in love with someone (you shouldn't have fallen in love with)?
    My Yiddishe divorce
    Shomer fucking Shabbos
    625-pound Jews and other oddities
    Bad rabbi : bigamy, blackmail, and the Radimner rebbetzin
    You think you've got troubles? : stories from Warsaw's Yiddish crime blotter.
    Notes
    Includes bibliographical references (pages 244-253) and index.
    Introduction : a brief and not entirely uncomplicated history of the Yiddish press -- Jewish abortion technician -- The Hebrew girl murderer of East New York -- The Jewish Mahatma -- The great tonsil riot of 1906 -- Rivington Street's wheel of (mis)fortune -- Yom Kippur battle royale -- Attack of the Yiddish journalists -- Suicide Jews -- Battle at the bris -- Urke Nachalnik : fine young criminal -- The strange case of Gimel Kuper, mystery journalist -- Semitic beauty drives Jews wild : film at eleven -- Ever fallen in love with someone (you shouldn't have fallen in love with)? -- My Yiddishe divorce -- Shomer fucking Shabbos -- 625-pound Jews and other oddities -- Bad rabbi : bigamy, blackmail, and the Radimner rebbetzin -- You think you've got troubles? : stories from Warsaw's Yiddish crime blotter.

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    Language
    English
    ISBN
    9780804797610
    0804797617
    9781503604117
    150360411X
    Physical Description
    x, 265 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.

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