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.
Yiddish: An "Overwhelming Personal and Political Language"
Avia Moore - a freelance theater artist based in Montreal - describes her fascination with Yiddish, including its integration into the English language as well as its inherent political implications.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Avia Moore.
This excerpt is in English.
Avia Moore was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in 1982.
This interview is part of the Yiddish in the Academy: scholars, language instructors, and students series.
Other video highlights from this oral history
A sense of discovery: sorting books at the Yiddish Book Center's summer program
2 min 41 sec
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"I'm really sick of the conversation about whether Yiddish is living or dying": Post-Vernacularity
3 min 4 sec
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