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.

Tsene Rene

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Jean Baumgarten discusses the evolution and importance of the Tsene Rene, a book which served as a "women's bible" and made religious texts more accessible to women through the use of Yiddish.

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.