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.
Learning Yiddish through Classes, Conversation, and Yidish-vokh
Anne (Khane) Eakin Moss, Yiddishist and Russian Literature professor, describes how she learned to speak Yiddish: through taking classes, working for a Yiddish speaker, and attending to Yidish-vokh (Yiddish Week).
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Anne (Khane) Eakin Moss.
This excerpt is in Yiddish.
Other video highlights from this oral history
Learning Yiddish through Classes, Conversation, and Yidish-vokh2 minutes 14 seconds
Klezmer Music Helped Me Discover the Creative Power of Yiddish2 minutes 13 seconds
"Yiddishist" Is the Only Label that Encompasses My Whole Identity1 minute 7 seconds
A Network of Yiddish-Speaking Friends All Over the World1 minute 53 seconds
Baltimore Pripetshik: A Yiddish Playgroup for Children4 minutes 58 seconds
"It's Worth It": We Work Hard To Be Able to Express Ourselves in Yiddish2 minutes 11 seconds
Advice for Raising Children in Yiddish: It Should Be Fun for Them2 minutes 22 seconds
Our Parents Reactions to Our Decision to Raise Our Children in Yiddish2 minutes 9 seconds
How To Raise Children in Yiddish: Start from the Beginning and Use Your Dictionaries2 minutes 17 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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