The Strange Stories of Yiddishland: What the Yiddish Press Reveals about the Jews

6/9/2019; 59 minutes

In "Bad Rabbi and Other Strange but True Stories from the Yiddish Press" Eddy Portnoy mines century-old Yiddish newspapers to expose the seamy underbelly of pre-WWII New York and Warsaw, the two major centers of Yiddish culture in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Recorded on 03/03/2019.

Like what you learn?

Donate to UCTV to support informative & inspiring programming.

Links & Resources


Subscribe to receive email notifications about featured videos.
(c)2020 Regents of the University of California. All right reserved. Terms and Conditions of Use.