The Greatest Yiddish Writer You've Never Heard Of: Yankev Dinezon

The 19th-century author Jacob Dinezon, Sheva Zucker His heartrending works vividly portrayed difficult issues confronting Jewish communities in the Russian Empire: arranged marriages, rigid gender roles, corporal punishment in childhood education and assimilation. His poignant and realistic depictions of the effects of modernity on traditional Jewish life elicited copious tears from his devoted readers.

In this image-filled presentation commemorating the 100th anniversary of Jacob Dinezon’s passing, Scott Hilton Davis, an Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, author, and publisher, will share his 16-year journey to uncover the facts about Jacob Dinezon’s life and literary career and his ongoing efforts to restore this revered Jewish author to his rightful place in Yiddish literature.

Also participating in the commemoration of Jacob Dinezon’s 100th yortsayt will be Tina Lunson, the English translator of Dinezon’s "Der shvartser yungermantshik" and "Zichroynes un bilder," and the noted Yiddishist and teacher Sheva Zucker.

WHEN

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 7:00pm

EVENT LOCATION

Center for Jewish History
15 W. 16th St.
New York, NY 10011

MAIN EVENT PHONE

(212) 246-6080

PRICING INFORMATION

$10; $5 YIVO members, students

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