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.

Mizele, Mayzele: Yiddish Song for a Lost Baby Tooth

Watch now:

Fay Webern, New York City native and writer of historical, literary non-fiction, shares the rhyme that her grandmother would recite whenever she lost a baby tooth.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Fay Webern.

This excerpt is in English and Yiddish.

Fay Webern was born in New York, New York in 1927.