Sarah Lawrence Collegedyner

Glenn Dynner is Professor of Religion and Chair of Humanities at Sarah Lawrence College. He is author of Men of Silk: The Hasidic Conquest of Polish Jewish Society (Oxford University Press, 2006), winner of the Koret Publication Prize, and Yankel’s Tavern: Jews, Liquor & Life in the Kingdom of Poland (Oxford University Press, 2014). He is editor of Holy Dissent: Jewish and Christian Mystics in Eastern Europe (Wayne State University Press, 2011); co-editor of Polin 27; and co-editor of Warsaw. The Jewish Metropolis: Essays in Honor of the 75th Birthday of Professor Antony Polonsky (Brill, 2015). He is a Member of the Institute for Advance Studies at Princeton University, and has been both a Fulbright Scholar and the Senior NEH Scholar at the Center for Jewish History.


  • Jews and Booze: The Iconic Jewish Tavernkeeper in Eastern Europe
  • The Rise of Hasidism: Ideological and Economic Underpinnings
  • “Godfearers”:  Hasidism and Orthodoxy in Poland Before and During the Holocaust