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Podcast “A Rich Brew: Urban Cafés and Modern Jewish Culture”

Listen to this podcast, where I discuss with Jeremy Shere my forthcoming book, A Rich Brew: Urban Cafés and Modern Jewish Culture (New York University Press, forthcoming, 2018). It is part of the “Frankely Judaic” podcast series, which explores some of the newest research being conducted at the University of Michigan in Judaic Studies. Available on SoundCloud and ITunes …

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Sara Blair and Shachar Pinsker at Literati Bookstore, October 10, 2018

Literati is proud to welcome authors and faculty members at the University of Michigan Shachar Pinsker and Sara Blair who will be sharing and discussing their new books A Rich Brew: How Cafes Created Modern Jewish Culture and How the Other Half Looks: The Lower East Side and the Afterlives of Images. Event date: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 …

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A Review of A Rich Brew at The Wall Street Journal

A Rich Brew’ Review: A Remarkable Cultural Infusion Sholem Aleichem found a table and wrote stories while all around him customers drank coffee, read newspapers and talked politics. Norman Lebrecht reviews “A Rich Brew” by Shachar M. Pinsker. Reinhold Völkel, painting of Café Griensteidl, 1896. PHOTO: COURTESY OF NEW YORK UNIVERSITY PRESS By Norman Lebrecht June 28, …

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A New Review of “A Rich Brew” in Moment Magazine

Mark Pendergrast writes in Moment Magazine In A Rich Brew, Shachar Pinsker masterfully documents the impact of café life on Jewish culture throughout the civilized world. He focuses on six essential cities—Odessa, Warsaw, Vienna, Berlin, New York and Tel Aviv/Jaffa—creating overlapping storylines that are not always chronological. A professor of Hebrew literature and culture at the University …

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A review of “A Rich Brew” in Publishers Weekly

First review of my new book “A Rich Brew: How Cafés Created Modern Jewish Culture” (NYU Press) was published in the Publishers Weekly: “Pinsker (Literary Passports), professor of Hebrew literature and culture at the University of Michigan, makes clear the vital role literary cafés played in 19th- and 20th-century Western Jewish culture in this smart …

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