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 Made God In Our Image: Connecting with Texts Through Yiddish

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  • Moishe Dolman - political organizer and frequent visitor to the Montreal Jewish Public Library - discusses poet Jacob Glatstein's idea that "we made God in our image," recites the beginning of Genesis in Yiddish, and reflects on how this idea affected his view of religion.

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.

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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.

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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?