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.

Three Weeks of the Same Lesson: Tutoring with the rebetsn (Rabbi's wife)

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  • Rita Licht Rosenthal, a retired social worker, explains her early desire to study for a bat mitzvah the way her brother did.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Rita Licht Rosenthal.

This excerpt is in English and Yiddish.

Rita Licht Rosenthal was born in Bronx, New York in 1930.

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?