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.

Scholars, Rebbes and Frank Sinatra

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Michael Wex describes his parents' fusion of Eastern European and North American culture. Although Jewish scholars and rebbes were important in the home, so was Frank Sinatra.

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.