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.

(Re)Interpreting the History of Yiddish in Israel: Theatre, Literature, and Language

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Rachel Rojanski, Professor of Judaic Studies at Brown University, discusses her work from her book on the decline of the Yiddish press and the resurgence of a revived, transformed Yiddish theatre in Israel.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Rachel Rojanski.

This excerpt is in English.

Rachel Rojanski was born in Israel.