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 Refused To Go To Bar Mitzvahs"

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Herb Molin, a former lawyer for the City of New York, explains why he dislikes attending bar mitzvahs. He describes how his compromise with his daughter to sit in the back at her bat mitzvah didn't go according to plan.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Herb Molin.

This excerpt is in English.

Herb Molin was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1925.