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.

"Whatever Yiddish You Can Learn, Learn It"

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Ted Steinberg, Distinguished Teaching Professor at SUNY Fredonia, offers a call-to-arms for potential students of Yiddish literature and speaks about how Yiddish (along with Ladino!) is a crucially important part of Jewish heritage.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Theodore (Ted) Steinberg.

This excerpt is in English.

Theodore (Ted) Steinberg was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1947.