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.

"My Mother was an Orthodox Jewish Feminist Way Before I was"

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Miriam Oles, granddaughter of Yiddish writer Eliezer Schindler, shares stories about her Jewish feminist mother, who, throughout her life, fought for equal-access to the Jewish tradition and encouraged women to actively participate in synagogue and religious life.

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

This excerpt is in English.

Miriam Oles was born in United States in 1947.