Eddy Portnoy

Eddy Portnoy, a contributing editor for Tablet Magazine, teaches Yiddish language and literature at Rutgers University.

The Festive Meal

When Yom Kippur was a time to eat, drink, and be merry

Jewish Abortion Technician

After a young woman’s 1871 death, the press took aim at an immigrant from Plotsk

Grudge Match

When bris attendees turn into brawlers

In the Palm of His Hand

A look at Abraham Hochman, 19th-century Lower East Side clairvoyant

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