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.
Commitment to Israel and to Social Justice
Martha Ackelsberg - Professor of Government and the Study of Women and Gender at Smith College - describes the values passed on by her parents, whose early involvement with radical Zionism played a crucial role in their and Martha's stand on the Palestinian conflict.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Martha Ackelsberg.
This excerpt is in English.
Other video highlights from this oral history
Commitment to Israel and to Social Justice0 seconds
The Chavurah Movement Now and Then0 seconds
From Radical Zionism to Conservative Judaism0 seconds
In the Kitchen of the Passover Seder0 seconds
The Fragility of Progress: Reflections of a Jewish Feminist0 seconds
Becoming a Jewish Feminist0 seconds
Camp Ramah: Being Able to Be a Whole Person0 seconds
"Jewish Women Call For Change!"0 seconds
A "Mizmor L'Dovid" Melody Learned in Cordoba, Spain0 seconds
Passover - A Time to Feel Fully Jewish0 seconds
Rebuilding Jewish Life in Cordoba, Spain0 seconds
My Neighbor, the Country Club0 seconds
Sephardi Jews in Turkey0 seconds
A Girl to Lead the High Holidays' Services0 seconds
Early Years of a Jewish Feminist0 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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