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.

Baruch Rivkin's Ideas About Yiddish Sensibility

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  • Paul Buhle, oral historian, explains some of the theories of writer Baruch Rivkin.

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

This excerpt is in English.

Paul Buhle was born in Urbana, Illinois in 1944.

About the Wexler Oral History Project

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Since 2010, the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project has recorded more than 500 in-depth video interviews that provide a deeper understanding of the Jewish experience and the legacy and changing nature of Yiddish language and culture.

Tell Us Your Story

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Do you (or someone you know) have stories to share about the importance of Yiddish language and culture in your life?