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
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.
Other video highlights from this oral history
We Made God In Our Image: Connecting with Texts Through Yiddish3 minutes
Growing Up With Native Speakers of "Jewish" (Yiddish) in Montreal1 minute 15 seconds
Yiddish Is How I Express Myself to Myself1 minute 22 seconds
The Future of Yiddish: Are We Laughing With Yiddish Or Laughing At Yiddish?3 minutes 53 seconds
Remembering Yiddish Lectures at the Montreal Jewish Public Library2 minutes 5 seconds
Zionism, Conversion, or Yiddish: Negotiating Jewish Identities3 minutes 14 seconds
Making Sandwiches for Picket Lines: Social Justice and Jewish Values1 minute 40 seconds
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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