Jews, Liquor, and Life

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

The inspiration for this broadcast comes from a captivating book authored by Professor Glenn Dynner, Yankel’s Tavern: Jews, Liquor, and Life in the Kingdom of Poland. It provides a comprehensive study of Jewish-run taverns in Eastern Europe.

Adam Teller is Professor of History and Judaic Studies at Brown University. His most recent books are Rescue the Surviving Souls: The Great Jewish Refugee Crisis of the Seventeenth Century, a 2020 National Book Award finalist, and Money, Power, and Influence in Eighteenth Century Lithuania: The Jews on the Radziwiłł Estates. Professor Teller also serves on the academic advisory councils of both the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw and The Pinkassim Project at the National Library of Israel.

Ann Toback is passionate about this topic. Connecting to her own Ashkenazi heritage, she brews her own liqueurs and enjoys sharing the legend and lore.

Tuesday, February 23, 20212:30 p.m. ESTRegister now: