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 Belief in Magic": Stories of My Great-Grandmother
Rebekah Erev, artist, tells stories of their great-grandmother - who had a reputation for being mean, but Rebekah thinks was misunderstood as a strong, magical woman.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Rebekah Erev.
This excerpt is in English.
Other video highlights from this oral history
"A Belief in Magic": Stories of My Great-Grandmother2 minutes 4 seconds
A Mikvah at Pride: An Artist Gathering for Water, Solidarity, and Transformation2 minutes 28 seconds
The Queer Search for Self: The Intersections of Queer Identity and Yiddishism3 minutes 8 seconds
The Moon Angel Oracle Deck: Connecting to Jewish Angels Through Art5 minutes 44 seconds
"As a Jew in Diaspora, I Just Need to Be Here": Informed Jewish Art in Diaspora2 minutes 27 seconds
"Queer Mikveh": Queering A Traditional Jewish Water Ritual13 minutes 40 seconds
About the Wexler Oral History Project
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.
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