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.

Zionism, Conversion, or Yiddish: Negotiating Jewish Identities

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Moishe Dolman - political organizer and frequent visitor to the Montreal Jewish Public Library - describes different ways in which the Jewish community navigates the balance between what he calls "Jewish particularism" and wanting to show that Jews are just like anyone else.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Moishe Dolman.

This excerpt is in Yiddish and English.

Moishe Dolman was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada in 1952.