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.

Cantor Father's Guggle Muggle Before Kol Nidre

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Al Rosen, WWII veteran, talks about how his father became a cantor and the special concoction he would drink before Kol Nidre to help his voice.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Ellsworth (Al) Rosen.

This excerpt is in English.

Ellsworth (Al) Rosen was born in New Haven, Connecticut in 1924.