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.

Anthony Russell On The Importance of Text In His Life

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Anthony Russell, singer, explains how texts have been important throughout his life - whether he was reading the Bible, performing opera, or singing in Yiddish - and how it fits well with his Jewish identity.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Anthony Russell.

This excerpt is in English.

Anthony Russell was born in Texas in 1979.