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.
Speaking Directly to the Bubbies: Transmission Between Jewish Lesbian Writers and Yiddish Poetesses
Zohar Weiman-Kelman--scholar of Queer Studies, Yiddish Studies, and Jewish literature--discusses how they found the intersections between Queer Studies and Yiddish Studies in the nuances of cultural transmission, encountering the role of lesbian Jewish writers and anthologists in linking to a Yiddish past.
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
"Look Through Yiddish at the World": Advice for Those Interested in Yiddish
1 min 13 sec
Slide 1 of 6
"Making Babies in Other Ways": Beyond Heteronormativity, Essentialism, Survival in Transmission
Slide 4 of 6