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.

Zishe Idolized by Jews, Blessed by Rabbi

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Gary Bart, Great-nephew of Jewish strongman Zishe (Sigmund) Breitbart, talks about Jews (and especially Jews who had moved from Poland to Germany) idolizing Zishe, and the Redsman Rebbe invoking blessings upon him that hadn't been used since Samson.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Gary Bart.

This excerpt is in English.