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.

"What Kind of Person is a Mentsh?": Preserving the Yiddish Language

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  • Philip (Fishl) Kutner, founder of "Der Bay" a website for Yiddish networking information, explains why he thinks people should learn Yiddish today, and how its rich culture and unique terminology make Yiddish a language worth preserving.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Philip (Fishl) Kutner.

This excerpt is in Yiddish and English.

About the Wexler Oral History Project

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Since 2010, the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project has recorded more than 500 in-depth video interviews that provide a deeper understanding of the Jewish experience and the legacy and changing nature of Yiddish language and culture.

Tell Us Your Story

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Do you (or someone you know) have stories to share about the importance of Yiddish language and culture in your life?