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.
Continuity Between Medieval and Contemporary Communities
Jean Baumgarten discusses the continuity between the tradition outlined in the medieval Tanakh and the traditions of contemporary Hasidic communities.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Jean Baumgarten.
This excerpt is in English.
Jean Baumgarten was born in Paris, France in 1950.
This interview is part of the Yiddish in the Academy: scholars, language instructors, and students series.