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.

:We Don't Speak That Language Anymore": Yiddish in Israel

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Herb Molin, a former lawyer for the City of New York, discusses his anger at the lack of Yiddish and "Yiddishkeit" in Israel. He tells stories of trying to speak Yiddish to Israeli students in the United States and of traveling to Israel himself.

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.