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.
Singing the Yiddish song "Yomi Yomi"
Judith Klau, English teacher, shares with us a song taught to her by her mother. A Jewish girl desires nothing more than the gift of marriage.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Judith Klau.
This excerpt is in English and Yiddish.
Other video highlights from this oral history
Singing the Yiddish song "Yomi Yomi"0 seconds
"We were in denial:" Believing the Holocaust0 seconds
"Lomir Zikh Iberbetn (Let's Forgive Each Other)": A Favorite Yiddish Song0 seconds
Remembering Poale Zion and the Zionism of the 1940s0 seconds
Remembering Yiddish School0 seconds
Yiddish (and the Yiddish Book Center) as Part of the American Jewish Future0 seconds
Remembering an unusual American Yiddish song sung by her father0 seconds
"That was the best food."0 seconds
"How do we let them know we are Jewish?": Fostering Jewish Identity at the Groton School0 seconds
Remembering davening (praying) with her father.0 seconds
Introducing Jewish services at the Groton School0 seconds
"A Slice of Life": Why I Love Yiddish Literature0 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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