Glenn Dynner

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Glenn Dynner (born April 11, 1969) is an American author and historian specializing in religion and history of East European Jewry.[1] He is the Co-Editor-in-Chief of Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies and a Professor and Chair of Religion at Sarah Lawrence College (Chair of Humanities, 2014-16).

Glenn Dynner
Born (1969-04-11) April 11, 1969 (age 51)
Maryland, United States
NationalityAmerican
OccupationHistorian, Academic, Author
Academic background
Alma mater
Doctoral advisorAntony Polonsky
Academic work
DisciplineJewish History and Religion
Sub-disciplineSocial History of Hasidism and the Haskala; Holocaust
InstitutionsSarah Lawrence College
Websitehttp://gdynner.com

EducationEdit

Dynner received his B.A. in Comparative History from Brandeis University in 1993, his M.A. in Jewish Studies from McGill University in 1997, and his Ph.D. in Near Eastern & Judaic Studies from Brandeis University in 2002 (supervised by Antony Polonsky). He works primarily in Polish, Yiddish, and Hebrew sources on the Jewish social and religious history in Poland, and specializes in the Hasidic movement.

Media appearancesEdit

In 2011, Dynner appeared on NBC's “Who Do You Think You Are? (U.S. TV series)” with actress Gwyneth Paltrow.[2] Throughout the episode, Dynner helps Gwyneth Paltrow uncover her ancestral Jewish past. On the same show and its spin-offs, he also consulted on the Rashida Jones and Bernie Sanders episodes.

PublicationsEdit

BooksEdit

  • Glenn Dynner (2013). Yankel's Tavern: Jews, Liquor, and Life in the Kingdom of Poland. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-998852-5.
  • Glenn Dynner (2008). Men of Silk: The Hasidic Conquest of Polish Jewish Society. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-538265-5.
  • Glenn Dynner, ed. (2011). Holy Dissent: Jewish and Christian Mystics in Eastern Europe. Wayne State University Press. ISBN 978-0-814-33597-0.
  • Glenn Dynner, ed. (2015). Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry: Jews in the Kingdom of Poland, 1815-1914 Volume 27. The Littman Library of Jewish Civilization. ISBN 978-1-906-76421-0.
  • Glenn Dynner, ed. (2015). Warsaw. The Jewish Metropolis: Essays in Honor of the 75th Birthday of Professor Antony Polonsky. Brill Academic Pub. ISBN 978-9-004-29181-2.

ChaptersEdit

  • "The Garment of Torah: Clothing Decrees and the First Gerer Rebbe" in Warsaw. The Jewish Metropolis[3]
  • "Those Who Stayed: Women and Jewish Traditionalism in East Central Europe" in New Directions in the History of the Jews in the Polish Lands[4]
  • "Jewish Quarters: The Economics of Segregation in the Kingdom of Poland" in Purchasing Power: The Economics of Modern Jewish History[5]

ArticlesEdit

  • Dynner, Glenn (July 2018). "Replenishing the 'Fountain of Judaism': Traditionalist Jewish Education in Interwar Poland." Jewish History 31 (3–4): 229–261.[6]
  • Dynner, Glenn (Summer 2014). "Brief Kvetches: Notes to a 19th -Century Miracle Worker." Jewish Review of Books 5 (2): 33–35.[7]
  • Dynner, Glenn (Winter 2014). "'A Jewish Drunk Is Hard to Find': Jewish Drinking Practices and the Sobriety Stereotype in Eastern Europe." The Jewish Quarterly Review 104 (1): 9–23.[8]

Book ReviewsEdit

  • Dynner, Glenn (Fall 2018). "Visualizing Hasidism." Jewish Review of Books 9 (1): 13–14.[9]

AwardsEdit

TeachingEdit

Dynner teaches numerous upper-level seminars at Sarah Lawrence covering the history of Jewish life in Eastern Europe. In the past, his classes included: The Holocaust, Jews and Violence: From the Bible to the Present, and First-Year Studies: Jewish Spirituality and Culture.[15]

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dynner, Glenn. "Sarah Lawrence Faculty". Sarah Lawrence College. Retrieved 10 February 2019.
  2. ^ Graham, Alex (executive producer) (1 April 2011). "Who Do You Think You Are? (U.S. TV series)". Gwyneth Paltrow. Season 2. Episode 7. NBC.
  3. ^ Dynner, Glenn (2015). "The Garment of Torah: Clothing Decrees and the First Gerer Rebbe". In Glenn Dynner; François Guesnet (eds.). Warsaw. The Jewish Metropolis. Essays in Honor of the 70th Birthday of Professor Antony Polonsky. Brill Pub. pp. 91–127. ISBN 978-9-004-29181-2.
  4. ^ Dynner, Glenn (2018). "Those Who Stayed: Women and Jewish Traditionalism in East Central Europe". In Antony Polonsky; :Hanna Węgrzynek; Andrzej Żbikowski (eds.). New Directions in the History of the Jews in the Polish Lands. Academic Studies Press. pp. 295–312. ISBN 978-8-394-42629-3.
  5. ^ Glenn Dynner (2015). "Jewish Quarters: The Economics of Segregation in the Kingdom of Poland". In Rebecca Kobrin; Adam Teller (eds.). Purchasing Power: The Economics of Modern Jewish History. University of Pennsylvania Press. pp. 91–111. ISBN 978-0-81-224730-5.
  6. ^ Dynner, Glenn (August 2018). "Replenishing the 'Fountain of Judaism': Traditionalist Jewish Education in Interwar Poland". Jewish History. 31 (3–4): 229–261. doi:10.1007/s10835-018-9287-3.
  7. ^ Dynner, Glenn (Summer 2014). "Brief Kvetches: Notes to a 19th -Century Miracle Worker" (PDF). Jewish Review of Books. 5 (2): 33–35.
  8. ^ Dynner, Glenn (Winter 2014). "'A Jewish Drunk Is Hard to Find': Jewish Drinking Practices and the Sobriety Stereotype in Eastern Europe". The Jewish Quarterly Review. 104 (1): 9–23.
  9. ^ Dynner, Glenn (Fall 2018). "Visualizing Hasidism". Jewish Review of Books. 9 (1): 13–14.
  10. ^ "Yale University Library's Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies Past Fellows". Yale University.
  11. ^ "Glenn Dynner Lectures on JDC Aid to Traditionalist Jews in Interwar and Nazi-Occupied Poland". JDC Archives Fellowship. JDC Archives Fellowship.
  12. ^ "Center for Jewish History Fellows". Center for Jewish History.
  13. ^ "The Jewish Studies Program at University of Pennsylvania" (PDF). University of Pennsylvania. Fall 2009. Retrieved 28 February 2019.
  14. ^ "Glenn Dynner, Polish Hasidism: A Culture of Resistance". CUNY. October 25, 2018.
  15. ^ Dynner, Glenn. "Sarah Lawrence Faculty". Sarah Lawrence College. Retrieved 10 February 2019.