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.

It's Strange to Everyone Else, It's Not Strange to Me: Reflections on Being a Black Jew

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Anthony Russell, singer, describes his experience as an African American Jew, which is sometimes surprising to others but feels natural to him.

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

This excerpt is in English.

Anthony Russell was born in Texas in 1979.