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.
"Hop! Mayne Homentashn" A Yiddish Purim Song
Alice Ahart - retired speech-language pathologist - sings a favorite Purim song which she learned as a student at the I.L.Peretz school and still remembers today.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Alice Ahart.
This excerpt is in English.
Alice Ahart was born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada in 1932.
Other video highlights from this oral history
"Hop! Mayne Homentashn" A Yiddish Purim Song1 minute 31 seconds
A Carp in the Bathtub1 minute 25 seconds
Getting to "Di Goldene Medine" (The Golden Land)3 minutes 1 second
Outings with the Landsleit3 minutes 40 seconds
A Tip-Toe Recipe for Sponge Cake1 minute 46 seconds
Yiddish Getting Lost in the Melting Pot of Canadian and American Schools1 minute 52 seconds
Sitting Below in the Synagogue1 minute 7 seconds
"The Country Mouse Going to the City"3 minutes 49 seconds
Bat Mitzvah as an Adult2 minutes 18 seconds
Jews in Tennessee1 minute 10 seconds
Mother Bear Project1 minute 56 seconds
A Sunday Afternoon with Forverts2 minutes 36 seconds
The Resuscitation of Yiddish1 minute 13 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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