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 Woman's Voice in Jewish Music

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Elizabeth Schwartz, singer, offers insight into her experience as a woman in the Yiddish music scene, and in particular her encounters with kol isha, a law which prohibits men from listening to a woman sing.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Elizabeth Schwartz.

This excerpt is in English.