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.

The Roots of "Born to Kvetch"

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Michael Wex explains how the idea for his book "Born to Kvetch" came out of the Yiddish language classes he taught and his students' desires for more information about Yiddish culture.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Michael Wex.

This excerpt is in English.

Michael Wex was born in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada in 1954.