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.

Yiddishism and Multifaceted Jewish Identity

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  • Zackary Sholem Berger - doctor by day, Yiddish translator, blogger, and activist by night - offers his own definition of Yiddishism and reflects on the role of Yiddishism in his broader sense of Jewishness.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Zackary Sholem Berger.

This excerpt is in Yiddish.

Zackary Sholem Berger was born in Washington, D.C. in 1973.

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About the Wexler Oral History Project

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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.

Tell Us Your Story

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Do you (or someone you know) have stories to share about the importance of Yiddish language and culture in your life?