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Friday, October 13 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Bad Rabbi: Strange but True Stories from the Yiddish Press

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Co-presented by The Contemporary Jewish Museum and KlezCalifornia

Eddy Portnoy discusses his just-released book Bad Rabbi: And Other Strange but True Stories from the Yiddish Press. This irreverent, unvarnished, and frequently hilarious compendium chronicles a seamy underbelly of pre-WWII drunks, thieves, murderers, wrestlers, poets, and beauty queens whose misadventures were immortalized in print. Book sales and signing to follow. In conjunction with The Contemporary Jewish Museum’s exhibition The 613 by Archie Rand. FREE with Museum admission

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Edward Portnoy

Edward Portnoy received his PhD from the Jewish Theological Seminary. His dissertation was on cartoons of the Yiddish press. He also holds an MA in Yiddish Studies from Columbia, having written on artists/writers Zuni Maud and Yosl Cutler. His articles on Jewish popular culture phenomena... Read More →

Friday October 13, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm PDT
Contemporary Jewish Museum 736 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94103