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.
"Yiddish is Like The Force"
Max Kellerman, sportscaster and Yiddish enthusiast, argues that the Yiddish language acts like The Force in Star Wars, able to transcend time and place and give purpose to each new generation that discovers it.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Max Kellerman.
This excerpt is in English.
Max Kellerman was born in Bronx, New York in 1973.
Other video highlights from this oral history
"Better Than a Biblical Narrative" Speaking Yiddish as Revenge Against Hitler
2 min 11 sec
Slide 2 of 4
Breaking the Chain: New Americans and the (Lack of) Transmission of Old World Values
1 min 54 sec
Slide 3 of 4