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.
Zayt mir gezunt un shtark, Be Well for Me - Favorite Yiddish Words and Phrases
Linda Gritz, Yiddish cultural activist, shares her favorite Yiddish words and phrases.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Linda Gritz.
This excerpt is in English.
Linda Gritz was born in Bronx, New York in 1956.
Other video highlights from this oral history
Zayt mir gezunt un shtark, Be Well for Me - Favorite Yiddish Words and Phrases1 minute 24 seconds
Channukah in Ireland2 minutes 6 seconds
A Shvartse Khupe (Black Wedding Canopy)3 minutes 27 seconds
A Farewell Present "To Jump For"1 minute 46 seconds
Channukah, Rosh Hashanah, and Friday Night in a Secular Jewish Home2 minutes 15 seconds
A Quarter to the First Person to Identify the Composer!1 minute 54 seconds
The Mlotek Family2 minutes 47 seconds
Bronx Love Story of Secular Yiddishists3 minutes 27 seconds
Besere tsebrokhne yidish vi keyn yidish3 minutes 7 seconds
Kinder Ring vs Kinderland3 minutes 35 seconds
To Commemorate the Memory of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising1 minute 36 seconds
Joining the Ritual Committee3 minutes 5 seconds
Yidish Lebt: Yiddish Lives1 minute 39 seconds
A Secular Adaptation of the High Holidays3 minutes
The Bronx Love Story of Two Secular Yiddishists3 minutes 27 seconds
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.
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