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.
Interest in Jewish Culture
Sarah Bunin Benor - professor of Jewish studies and linguistics - describes the evolution of her interest in Yiddish beginning with her teenage interest in klezmer and continuing at Columbia University and the Yiddish Book Center.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Sarah Bunin Benor.
This excerpt is in English.
Sarah Bunin Benor was born in Washington, D.C. in 1975.
This interview is part of the Yiddish in the Academy: scholars, language instructors, and students series.