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.

A Personal Definition of Doykayt (Bundist Tenant of "Hereness"): Living Demonstrably Jewishly

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Doodie Ringelblum—medical doctor and Yiddish activist based in Melbourne—explain what "doykayt" (Bundist concept of "hereness") means to him personally and how that relates to Jewishness.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Doodie Ringelblum.

This excerpt is in Yiddish.

Doodie Ringelblum was born in Melbourne, Australia in 1963.