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.

Two Types of Yiddishists: Speakers and Scholars

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Jessica Kirzane, specialist in American-Jewish literature, speaks about her decision to study Yiddish instead of learning the language.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Jessica Kirzane.

This excerpt is in English.