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 Jewish Joke about Exceptionally Old Men and an Insurance Agent

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Hyman Batalion, Yiddish speaker and Montreal native, tells a joke that involves a health insurance agent, a wedding, and a family who are all over 100 years old.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Hyman Batalion.

This excerpt is in Yiddish and English.