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.

“The Heymishness of It”: Yiddish as the Language of Emotional Home

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Miriam Forman, daughter of Yiddish author and Jewish educator Solomon Simon, describes the place Yiddish holds in her life.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Miriam Forman.

This excerpt is in English.

Miriam Forman was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1936.