Steven J Zipperstein and Daniel Zipperstein, Authors and Editors of Pogrom: Kishinev and the Tilt of History
Jesse Snodgrass was 17, new to Chaparral High School in Temecula, California, and feeling disoriented before a police deputy befriended him.
For weeks, Deputy Daniel Zipperstein relentlessly pressured a vulnerable and often lonely teenager to sell him drugs; at first it was $20 worth of marijuana.
Early Life and Education
Steven J. Zipperstein is Daniel E. Koshland Professor of Jewish Culture and History at Stanford University, authoring nine books as both author and editor; among these was Pogrom: Kishinev and the Tilt of History which received accolades from The Economist, Ha-Aretz, Mosaic Magazine as book of the year in 2018. Additionally he serves as series editor for Yale’s Jewish Lives biography series as well as having taught at universities in Russia, France, Israel.
Jesse Snodgrass, an autistic teenager at his new school in Temecula, California was drawn into an undercover drug operation run by undercover cop Deputy Daniel Zipperstein in 2012. Jesse agreed to buy marijuana without knowing where it came from as his family had recently relocated from Alabama. Jesse had struggled to make friends prior to this sting operation and this act of manipulation was an opportunity for Jesse.
Dan designed professional synthesizers for Korg, one of the premier musical instrument companies. His designs have been recognized in publications like Sound On Sound and Computer Music; additionally he produced, engineered, and mastered many albums over this time frame.
Zipperstein has written five books and numerous articles, holding fellowships at Radcliffe, Hebrew University, the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research in New York City and Paris’ Ecole des Hautes Etudes Sciences Sociales. Additionally he serves as editor for Stanford Studies in Jewish History series as well as teaching at universities both domestically and abroad.
Mr. Lahmann and his wife are committed to community service and volunteering activities; together with his three children he contributes his time and expertise in various capacities to CBB; his passion for music brings a unique energy into its ranks.
Achievement and Honors
Zipperstein was an esteemed historian. As the Daniel E. Koshland Professor in Jewish Culture and History at Stanford University, he taught courses at universities throughout Russia, Poland, France and Israel. Additionally he directed the Taube Center for Jewish Studies as well as becoming a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Zipperstein is the author of nine books, including: The Jews of Odessa; Elusive Prophet: Ahad Ha’am and the Origins of Zionism; Imagining Russian Jewry and recently, Pogrom: Kishinev and the Tilt of History. His work has been recognized with awards such as: Leviant Prize of Modern Language Association, Judah Magnes Gold Medal from American Friends of Hebrew University and Koret Awards.
Current projects: He is working on a biography of Philip Roth for Yale’s Jewish Lives series; articles have appeared in The New York Times Sunday Book Review, Washington Post, The New Republic and Jewish Review of Books.
Daniel Zipperstein lives in Santa Barbara with his wife, children and dogs. As a writer, speaker, legal historian and expert witness on issues surrounding telecom law he has testified before Congress on these topics. In total he has written or edited nine books, such as Pogrom: Kishinev and the Tilt of History (WW Norton/Liveright 2018) which won both The Mark Lytton Prize and was recognized by The Economist as Book of the Year 2018. Additionally he serves as editor for Yale’s Jewish Lives series while contributing regularly to The New York Times, Jewish Review of Books etc.
Jesse Snodgrass, then 17, agreed to sell marijuana to undercover police officer Daniel Briggs in Temecula, California during an undercover drug sting operation and was later arrested for selling $20 worth of pot.
Last December, an autistic high-school student from Chaparral High School in Temecula, California was arrested during an undercover sting operation by an undercover police officer posing as his friend to make a purchase–half a joint–that the boy reluctantly agreed to. His parents have filed suit alleging negligent infliction of emotional distress over his arrest, alleging that their son has since experienced insomnia, depression, anxiety and self-injury as a result. Poster has an extensive transactional practice, handling such notable deals as Leonard Cohen’s music catalog sale and Crooked Media’s financing deal with Soros Fund Management; acting as advisor for Entertainment 360 and Grandview management companies as well as Boardwalk Pictures documentary producer; as well as being involved with NBA star Stephen Curry’s Unanimous Media on various business ventures.