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.
It Sounds Better in the Aramaic: Rabbi Ben-Zion Gold Sings "Ya Ribon"
Rabbi Ben-Zion Gold, z"l, long-time Rabbi of the Harvard University Hillel, sings the Aramaic-language hymn Ya Ribon, and Jane Myers gives the translation in English.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Ben-Zion Gold.
This excerpt is in English and Yiddish.
Ben-Zion Gold was born in Radom, Poland in 1923. Ben-Zion died in 2016.
Other video highlights from this oral history
Rabbi Ben-Zion Gold Remembers the Family’s “Concert” of Zmires on Friday Nights Growing Up
1 min 27 sec
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Rabbi Ben-Zion Gold Sings "Az Ikh Volt Gehat Koyekh (If I Had the Strength)"
1 min 1 sec
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