Gallery Talk: "Yiddish Fight Club" with Eddy Portnoy

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Gallery Talk: "Yiddish Fight Club" with Eddy Portnoy

Time: June 19, 2016 from 2pm to 3:30pm
Location: Yiddish Book Center
Street: 1021 West Street
City/Town: Amherst
Website or Map: http://support.yiddishbookcen…
Phone: 413-256-4900
Event Type: gallery, talk
Organized By: Yiddish Book Center
Latest Activity: Mar 18, 2016

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Curator Eddy Portnoy shares the story behind Yiddish Fight Club, a look at the often-overlooked history of Jewish boxers and wrestlers and the colorful Yiddish slang of this world. Portnoy is a senior researcher at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, where this exhibit was first mounted. It will be in the Yiddish Book Center’s Brechner Gallery through September 30.

Made possible in part by the Brechner family.

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