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.

"Hop! Mayne Homentashn" A Yiddish Purim Song

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  • 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 1932 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

More information about this oral history excerpt

Themes in this oral history excerpt:

  • Alice Ahart
  • I.L. Peretz School
  • Homentashn
  • Hamantashen
  • Purim
  • song, singing
  • Yiddish language
  • Childhood

About the Wexler Oral History Project

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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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