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.

Making Love in Yiddish: On Americanized Jews and Living Yiddish

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Paul Azaroff, Hebrew and Judaic Studies teacher and native of New York City, offers his take on the Yiddish revival. He notes the generational split between Americanized Jews rejecting Judaism, and younger generations coming back to it - but, explains how a language does not have life when taught in a university setting.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Paul Azaroff.

This excerpt is in English.

Paul Azaroff was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1934.