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.

Jew as a Profession

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Efim Chorny discusses the changes that have occurred in the klezmer world since he first became active in the community. He explains that it is more professional, but that some people in the klezmer community have the profession of "Jew."

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Efim Chorny.

This excerpt is in English.

Efim Chorny was born in Kishinev, Russia.

This interview is part of the Yiddish and the Arts: musicians, actors, and artists series.

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