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.

"Hebreyish, Hebreyish": A Father's Naches (Pride) in His Daughter's Hebrew Skills

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Rita Licht Rosenthal, a retired social worker, describes her study of Hebrew and how important it was to her father- even on his deathbed.

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

This excerpt is in English.

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