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.
"Look Through Yiddish at the World": Advice for Those Interested in Yiddish
Zohar Weiman-Kelman--scholar of Queer Studies, Yiddish Studies, and Jewish literature--advises people interested in the language. They say to first take joy in languages classes themselves, then use Yiddish to view other passions and interests.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Zohar Weiman-Kelman.
This excerpt is in English.
Zohar Weiman-Kelman was born in Jerusalem, Israel in 1982.
This interview is part of the Yiddish in the Academy: scholars, language instructors, and students series.
Other video highlights from this oral history
"Making Babies in Other Ways": Beyond Heteronormativity, Essentialism, Survival in Transmission
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