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.
"Religion is a very personal thing." (transmission)
Harriet Bonfeld discusses the significance of Judaism in her children's life, both of whom have their own rituals. She asserts that while her son and daughter approach Judaism differently than she does, she knows that she has taught them about their religious heritage.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Harriet Bonfeld.
This excerpt is in English.
Harriet Bonfeld was born in Bronx, New York in 1946.
This interview is part of the Beyond the Books: Yiddish writers and their descendants series.
Other video highlights from this oral history
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"He Used To Call Me Meydele": Fond Memories of my Father, the Yiddish Writer Leon Feinberg
1 min 39 sec
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Coming to Terms with Realities of Communism (Father Happy in the U.S. and Dissillunsioned with Communism)
1 min 57 sec
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