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 New Chapter in the Fascinating Story of Yiddish

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Mark Louden, professor of linguistics, examines the concept of the Yiddish revival as it relates to both Hasidic and secular communities.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Mark Louden.

This excerpt is in English.

Mark Louden was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1962.