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.

"We Inherit a Very Conflicted Identity": A Walking Discussion on Yiddishkayt and Jewish Identity

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Adrian Silver, a professional dancer and Yiddish activist, describes the relationship between his Jewish identity and the Yiddish language.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Adrian Silver.

This excerpt is in English and Yiddish.