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.

"Kinahora": The Evil Eye, and The Irrational Aspects of Judaism

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Judy Kunofsky, executive director of KlezCalifornia, explains that she loves saying the Yiddish phrase kinahora because it reflects what she calls the irrational parts of Judaism.

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

This excerpt is in Yiddish and English.

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