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Gallery Chat and Book Signing: Eddy Portnoy
April 8, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pmFree – $14
Eddy Portnoy, best-selling author of “Bad Rabbi: And Other Strange but True Stories from the Yiddish Press,” returns with more stories about Jews behaving badly in early twentieth-century New York. Book sales and signing to follow.
Presented in conjunction with Lew the “Jew and His Circle: Origins of American Tattoo,” an exhibition that examines the work of “Lew the Jew” Alberts (born Albert Morton Kurzman, 1880-1954), one of America’s most influential tattoo artists at the beginning of the twentieth century.
An expert on Jewish popular culture, Eddy Portnoy has an MA in Yiddish from Columbia and a PhD in Jewish history from the Jewish Theological Seminary. He currently serves as Academic Advisor for the Max Weinreich Center and Exhibition Curator at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research.
FREE with regular admission as follows: General Admission, $14; Students with a valid ID and Seniors, $12; Members and Youth 18 and under, free.
Presented by Contemporary Jewish Museum.