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.
"Like A Rabbi": My Father's Take on the Status of Being a Jewish Writer
Daniel Galay – composer, Yiddish writer, and head of Leyvik Hoyz Yiddish Cultural Center in Tel Aviv – reflects on the importance and social status of being a Jewish writer, according to his father.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Daniel Galay.
This excerpt is in Yiddish.
Daniel Galay was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1945.
This interview is part of the Beyond the Books: Yiddish writers and their descendants series.
Other video highlights from this oral history
"Not Just Maintaining What It's Been": Creating Space for New Perspectives on Yiddish in Israel
3 min 38 sec
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