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.
"Why Don't You Go Back to Hester Street?"
Joel Halpern, professor emeritus of Anthropology at University of Massachusetts, Amherst, recalls his confusion when a neighbor, angry at him for kicking a ball into his yard, told him to "go back to Hester Street."
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Joel Halpern.
This excerpt is in English.
Joel Halpern was born in Bronx, New York in 1929.