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.

The Bankes: The Folkloric Yiddish Medicinal Practice of Hot Glass-Style Acupuncture

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Annette Epstein Jolles—Washington DC native and social worker— discusses an old Yiddish tradition that she heard about as a child.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Annette Epstein Jolles.

This excerpt is in English.

Annette Epstein Jolles was born in Washington, D.C..

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