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.

“More than Just a Restaurant”: Regular and Famous Customers of the 2nd Ave. Deli

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Jack Lebewohl, owner of 2nd Ave Deli in New York City, considers the role of food in Jewish community and culture. He considers his deli more than a restaurant, but a center of culture.

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

This excerpt is in English.