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.

Family's Traditions for Sitting Shiva

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Molly Fogarty, Springfield librarian who was born in Munich, discusses her family's tradition of walking the deceased's soul around the block during shiva.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Molly Fogarty.

This excerpt is in English.

Molly Fogarty was born in Munich, Germany in 1951.