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.

"Jewish Soul Food" The Food and the Feeling of The 2nd Avenue Deli in New York City

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Jack Lebewohl, owner of 2nd Ave Deli in New York City, introduces his well-known deli, and describes how effecting the deli is to its clientele.

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This is an excerpt from an oral history with Jack Lebewohl.

This excerpt is in English.