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.

"It's an academic pursuit."

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Christa Whitney discusses the supportive academic environment she is a part of, explaining that most of her friends are involved in specialized career paths. Outside of the academic world, however, she finds that many people are bewildered and confused by her Yiddish career.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Christa Whitney.

This excerpt is in English.

Christa Whitney was born in Oakland, California in 1987.