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.

"A Belief in Magic": Stories of My Great-Grandmother

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  • 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.

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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?