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.
Great Literature Is Not About Being Average: Possibilities For Yiddish Literature Today
The Yiddish Book Center's academic director, Joshua Lambert, considers the question of the Yiddish revival. Lambert discusses how he does not prefer the term revival and points out how Yiddish is constantly in-flux.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Joshua Lambert.
This excerpt is in English.
Joshua Lambert was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in 1979.
This interview is part of the Yiddish in the Academy: scholars, language instructors, and students series.
Other video highlights from this oral history
About the Wexler Oral History Project
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.
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