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.
Why Study Yiddish? Far Vos Nisht! (Why Not?)
Alana Fichman, Steiner Summer Yiddish Program student, speaks to why studying Yiddish is a worthy and relevant pursuit.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Alana Fichman.
This excerpt is in English.
Alana Fichman was born in Santa Rosa, California in 1991.
This interview is part of the Yiddish in the Academy: scholars, language instructors, and students series.
Other video highlights from this oral history
"Making a Space for Progressive Judaism": Yiddish and Queer Yiddishkayt Workshops at UC Berkeley
5 min 46 sec
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