Sunday, March 25, 2012. 2:00pm
Although The Dybbuk, the most famous Yiddish play, describes a timeless
world of Jewish folklore, it was written during a time of war and revolution.
Its author, Shloyme Zanvl Rappoport known by his pseudonym S. An-sky,
was a pioneering ethnographer who studied the Jewish shtetl; at the
same time, he was a radical who worked to overthrow the Tsar.
Join Gabriella Safran, the author of the first biography of An-sky, as she explores the connections between An-sky’s life and his best known literary work.
Sponsored by the Lashinsky Epstein Endowment Fund.
Jewish Public Library, 5151 Côte Ste-Catherine
Info: (514) 345-2627 ext. 3006
Tickets: (514) 345-6416