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

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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.