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.

"Accounting" For My Love of Literature

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Jerry Weinstein, former Education professor at University of Massachusetts in Amherst, recalls how a professor's reading of Plato's "Apology" while he was a student at Temple University opened the worlds of literature, philosophy, and psychology up to him.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Jerry Weinstein.

This excerpt is in English.

Jerry Weinstein was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1930.