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.

Favorite Yiddish word: turtle

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  • Ari Greenberg, Yiddish-language student, describes his special relationship to the Yiddish word for turtle.

This interview was conducted in English

Ari Greenberg was born in 1983 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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:

  • Favorite Yiddish word, Yiddish words
  • Yiddish learning
  • Yiddish language

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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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