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.

Singing "Shlof mayn kind (Sleep my child)," a Lullaby by Sholem Aleichem

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Shirley Zaft Benyas, singer and Yiddish theater actress, sings "Shlof mayn kind (Sleep my child)," a lullaby written by Sholem Aleichem.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Shirley Zaft Benyas.

This excerpt is in Yiddish and English.