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.
What is Yidish-Vokh (Yiddish Week)?
Jonathan (Itsik) Sunshine—University Heights (Cleveland) native and head of the greater Washington, D.C. Yiddish club—talks about Yiddish-Vokh (Yiddish Week), what it is and how it has changed over the years.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Jonathan (Itsik) Sunshine.
This excerpt is in Yiddish.
Jonathan (Itsik) Sunshine was born in New Jersey in 1944.
Other video highlights from this oral history
"It Was the Language of My Grandparents": Why Yiddish was and is Important to Me
2 min 2 sec
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Searching for a Non-Religious Jewish Identity: How I Got Back into Yiddish
2 min 21 sec
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