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
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.
Other video highlights from this oral history
Abie's Irish Rose And Maurice Schwartz: Remembering How Yiddish Theatre Dealt With Issues of Modern Jewish LIfe
2 min 54 sec
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He Was The Only One In His Family Who Came Over… He Never Went Back: My Father's Immigration Story
1 min 59 sec
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Going With My Father To The Yidish Kultur Klub (Yiddish Culture Club) On Sundays In Dorchester
2 min 31 sec
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