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.

Early Years of the Deli: Jack Lebewohl Describes the Original 2nd Ave Deli

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Jack Lebewohl, owner of 2nd Ave Deli in New York City, recalls how his brother opened up the deli, how important the deli was to him, and how the deli looked in its original state.

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

This excerpt is in English.