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.

Professor Adam Teller, a scholar of the 17th and 18th centuries, engages us in a closer look at the tavern as one of the main institutions in Eastern European Jewish life. He situates this phenomenon in a broader historical and cultural context.

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, 2021
2:30 p.m. EST
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