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.
Becoming a Mohel
Henry Simkin describes how he learned the brit milah ceremony essentially on-the-fly in order to perform a brit milah for a friend.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Henry Simkin.
This excerpt is in English.
Henry Simkin was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts in 1955.
More information about this oral history excerpt
About the Wexler Oral History Project
Since 2010, the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project has recorded more than 500 in-depth video interviews that provide a deeper understanding of the Jewish experience and the legacy and changing nature of Yiddish language and culture.
Tell Us Your Story
Do you (or someone you know) have stories to share about the importance of Yiddish language and culture in your life?