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.

"Not Just Maintaining What It's Been": Creating Space for New Perspectives on Yiddish in Israel

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Daniel Galay—composer, Yiddish writer, and head of Leyvik Hoyz Yiddish Cultural Center in Tel Aviv—talks about why he created a new Yiddish organization in Israel to promote lesser-appreciated aspects of Ashkenazi heritage and how he did so.

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.