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.
“The Masters”: Prof. Ken Moss Shares His Yiddish Role Models
Ken (Binyomen) Moss—director of Jewish Studies Program and Assistant Professor in Modern Jewish History at Johns Hopkins University—describes several of his Yiddish models, including authors and Yiddishists.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Ken (Binyomen) Moss.
This excerpt is in Yiddish.
Ken (Binyomen) Moss was born in New Jersey in 1974.
This interview is part of the Yiddish in the Academy: scholars, language instructors, and students series.
Other video highlights from this oral history
Seeking A Community More Knowledgeable About Jewish Culture, I Became A Yiddishist
2 min 10 sec
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“What Culture War?": Yiddish and Hebrew As Part of the Same Modernization Project
4 min 45 sec
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Academics Play a Big Role, But Not the Biggest—Thank God: The Yiddishist World Today
4 min 29 sec
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Yugntruf: An Organization Concerned with the Work of Maintaining Yiddish As an Everyday Language
2 min 13 sec
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