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.

"I Looked for Khanike (Channukah) Candles in the Window": Buying My First House

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Paul Kaye, Navy veteran and officer on the Haganah ship Hatikvah, describes the process of deciding where to buy his first house--assessing whether Jews lived in the neighborhood by looking for candles in windows during Chanukah.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Paul Kaye.

This excerpt is in English.

Paul Kaye was born in New York, New York in 1967.