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.
Where? Why? What Does it Mean?: The Depth of Itzik Manger's Poetry
Jack Wolofsky, co-founder of KlezKanada, reflects on Yiddish poet Itzik Manger, and what his writing reveals about the Jewish psyche.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Jack Wolofsky.
This excerpt is in Yiddish and English.
Jack Wolofsky was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada in 1931.
This interview is part of the Beyond the Books: Yiddish writers and their descendants series.
Other video highlights from this oral history
"In der Heym": Home Was Still Russia to My Grandparents After They Moved to Montreal
5 min 36 sec
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"Before Wolosfky, a Settlement; After Wolofsky, a Community": My Grandfather Founded The Keneder Adler (Canadian Eagle), Montreal's Yiddish Newspaper
5 min 48 sec
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Authors at the Office of the Keneder Adler (Canadian Eagle) Yiddish Newspaper
3 min 28 sec
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