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.
What Are We Going To Do With Her Now?: My Education at Yiddish Schools of New York
Ethel Taft, social worker and daughter of Yiddish writer Israel Gubkin, fondly remembers her extensive childhood Jewish education and how it provided her with emotional rewards.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Ethel Taft.
This excerpt is in English.
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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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