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.

A Flavor That You Just Simply Can't Describe: Untranslatable Yiddish Words

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Milly Guberman Kravetz, Boston native and social worker, gives the meaning for the Yiddish word makheteneste and talks about the richness of Yiddish compared to English.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Milly Guberman Kravetz.

This excerpt is in English.

Milly Guberman Kravetz was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1922.