Sam Glauber-Zimra studies at the Goldstein-Goren Department of Jewish Thought at Ben Gurion University of the Negev. His current research investigates the interaction of Jewish religious thought with broader esoteric currents in late-nineteenth and early-twentieth-century Eastern Europe, with a focus on the writings of Hillel Zeitlin. He has previously studied Yiddish at Columbia University.
Ben Gurion University of the Negev
Briv funem Arkhiv: Di Korbones fun “Vaysn Sam”
This 1939 article and photograph in a Warsaw Yiddish weekly — depicting “a typical female cocaine addict [kokainistke] with a crazed expression in the eyes,” according to the caption — point to the spread of recreational drug use within the Jewish community and its emergence as a subject of interest in the Yiddish press.
Jan 10, 2020