THE YIDDISH BOOK CENTER'S
Wexler Oral History Project

A growing collection of in-depth interviews with people of all ages and backgrounds, whose stories about the legacy and changing nature of Yiddish language and culture offer a rich and complex chronicle of Jewish identity.

Disdain for the American Bagel

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  • Jack Kugelmass, Jewish Canadian anthropologist and director of Jewish Studies at the University of Florida, on New York City bagels, and the appearance of bacon in "Jewish-style" delis in the United States.

This interview was conducted in English

Jack Kugelmass was born in 1950 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

This interview is part of the Yiddish in the Academy: scholars, language instructors, and students series

More information about this oral history excerpt

Themes in this oral history excerpt:

  • Immigration, Migration
  • Food, culinary traditions

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About the Wexler Oral History Project

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Since 2010, the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project has recorded more than 500 in-depth video interviews that provide a deeper understanding of the Jewish experience and the legacy and changing nature of Yiddish language and culture.

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