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.

"Benny the Butcher": Jewish Shops in the Jackson Heights Neighborhood

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Rhoda Weiner, Yiddish speaker and active volunteer worker, describes the various Jewish shops and delis in her neighborhood in Jackson Heights, including Benny the butcher.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Rhoda Weiner.

This excerpt is in English.

Rhoda Weiner was born in New York, New York in 1937.