Dr Eddy Portnoy, Senior Researcher and Director of Exhibitions at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, discusses his book Bad Rabbi: And Other Strange But True Stories from the Yiddish Press, a compendium of stories that is at once a quirky and piercing window into the pre-WWII Jewish culture of New York and Warsaw.
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3 comments on “Jew Bites Dog: Tidbits from the Yiddish Press of Yore”
How can I get hold of a copy of Dr Portnoy’s book, Jew Bites Dog? I cannot trace it on amazon or wilkipedia.
The book is called “Bad Rabbi and Other Strange But True Stories from the Yiddish Press”!
The hot dog is the only animal that feeds the hand that bites it!