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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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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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Wieseneck Symposium: “Multilingualism in Israeli Literature” Thursday, February 16, 2017 10:30 AM-6:00 PM Rackham Graduate School

Until fairly recently, Israeli literature was understood as essentially monolingual, created exclusively in Hebrew. In the last few years, scholars have turned their attention to the many languages in which literature was, and still is written in Israel. The symposium will bring Institute fellows and leading scholars to explore Israel literature written in Yiddish, Arabic, …

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2016-17 Frankel Institute: “Israeli Histories, Societies, and Cultures: Comparative Approaches”

This fall, the Frankel Institute for Advanced Judaic Studies will host a prestigious group of scholars who will gather around the theme “Israeli Histories, Societies, and Cultures: Comparative Approaches.”  I have the privilege of leading the team as a  Head Fellow. The 2016–17 Frankel fellows and their fields of research are: Naomi Brenner, Ohio State University, “Best-Sellers …

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Article about digital mapping

Here is an article, published in Frnakely Speaking, the newsletter of the Frankel Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan about digital mapping and the ways I use it in my research and in my teaching about urban cafes and modern Jewish culture. Digital Map Article (PDF version)