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.

"New York New York": Explained and Sung in Yiddish

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Amanda Miryem-Khaye Seigel—actor, singer songwriter, and librarian—explains why she translated "New York New York" into Yiddish and sings a part of it a capella.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Amanda (Miryem-Khaye) Seigel.

This excerpt is in Yiddish.