The Jews of Pinsk (1881-1941)
Mon, May 06
5:30 PM — 6:30 PM
NAC160 Convent Ave.138th Street & Amsterdam Avenue
A lecture by Moshe Rosman celebrating the publication of "The Jews of Pinsk, 1881-1941."A lecture by Moshe Rosman celebrating the publication of "The Jews of Pinsk, 1881-1941," by Azriel Shohet. Edited by Mark Jay Mirsky and Moshe Rosman.
Moshe Rosman is Professor of Jewish History at Bar Ilan University in Israel. He received the National Jewish Book Award in 1996. His books include "The Lord’s Jews," "Founder of Hasidim: A Quest for the Historical Baal Shem Tov," and "How Jewish is Jewish History."
He will be introduced by his co-editor, Mark Jay Mirsky.
"The most comprehensive history of a Jewish community in any language. This is a wonderful piece of scholarship that enlightens our understanding of Jewish communal life in Eastern Europe in modern times. What makes the book fascinating is the use of rare materials, including archival documents, unpublished letters, memoirs, rare newspapers in four languages, and conversations with individuals from Pinsk. The book’s importance lies in the fact that we are shown in detail how a single city fared from before the First World War up until the Second World War.”
—Brian Horowitz, Tulane University