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.

"Minor Keys Don't Sound Sad to Me": KlezCalifornia Founder Reflects on Yiddish Music

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  • Judy Kunofsky, executive director of KlezCalifornia, explains why she does not find music in minor keys to be sad. As an example, Judy describes Zog Maran, a song she is particularly fond of.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Judy Kunofsky.

This excerpt is in English.

Judy Kunofsky was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1947.

This interview is part of the series.

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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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