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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.

When Do You Sing a Nign? Rabbi Ben-Zion Gold Explains

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Rabbi Ben-Zion Gold, z"l, long-time Rabbi of the Harvard University Hillel, describes what a nign is and when one might sing one.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Ben-Zion Gold.

This excerpt is in Yiddish.

Ben-Zion Gold was born in Radom, Poland in 1923. Ben-Zion died in 2016.