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.