Video: “Taverns, Vodka, and the Right to Drink: Jews and Slavs in Ukrainian Market Towns”

Video: “Taverns, Vodka, and the Right to Drink: Jews and Slavs in Ukrainian Market Towns”

Video of a Seminar from Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern, “Taverns, Vodka, and the Right to Drink: Jews and Slavs in Ukrainian Market Towns” Featured Image: Buchach, a market town in Ternopil Oblast. Source: Wikipedia. Abstract In the Slavic imagination, the Jew was a quintessential inn-keeper—cunning, but ready with low prices on high-quality vodka. The Jewish tavern was a multi-purpose shtetl institution where Poles, Russians, Ukrainians, and Jews did deals, arranged marriages, heard and discussed news, listened to…

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