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
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.
Other video highlights from this oral history
Lots of Smelly Meat: A Vegetarian Remembers What His Mother Cooked When He Was a Kid
2 min 27 sec
Slide 3 of 6