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The Resource Bad rabbi : and other strange but true stories from the Yiddish press, Eddy Portnoy

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

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Bad rabbi : and other strange but true stories from the Yiddish press
Title
Bad rabbi
Title remainder
and other strange but true stories from the Yiddish press
Statement of responsibility
Eddy Portnoy
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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
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Portnoy, Eddy
Dewey number
071.3089924
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Stanford Studies in Jewish History and Culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Yiddish newspapers
  • Yiddish newspapers
  • Jewish newspapers
  • Jewish newspapers
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Jewish newspapers
  • Jews
  • Yiddish newspapers
  • New York (State)
  • Poland
  • Berichterstattung
  • Jiddisch
  • Presse
  • New York, NY
  • Warschau
Label
Bad rabbi : and other strange but true stories from the Yiddish press, Eddy Portnoy
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 244-253) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn980346751
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 265 pages
Isbn
9780804797610
Lccn
2017013491
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)980346751
Label
Bad rabbi : and other strange but true stories from the Yiddish press, Eddy Portnoy
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 244-253) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn980346751
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 265 pages
Isbn
9780804797610
Lccn
2017013491
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)980346751

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