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.
"A Restless Language": How The Personality of the Language of Yiddish Influences Music
Sasha Lurje, singer of Yiddish music born in Riga, Latvia, discusses the influence of language on the way one thinks, and describes Yiddish as a restless language with a relaxed melody.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Sasha Lurje.
This excerpt is in English.
This interview is part of the Yiddish and the Arts: musicians, actors, and artists series.
Other video highlights from this oral history
Advice to Aspiring Yiddish Musicians: Show Respect for the Culture by Learning the Language
2 min 53 sec
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