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.
Kadia Molodowsky's Debate with Edith about Religion and Yiddishkayt
Edith Schwarz, niece of Yiddish poet Kadia Molodowsky, outlines her debate with Kadia about religion, Jewishness, and Yiddish culture, specifically Kadia's commitment to Jewish community, food, and culture, but not organized religion.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Edith Schwarz.
This excerpt is in English.
This interview is part of the Beyond the Books: Yiddish writers and their descendants series.
Other video highlights from this oral history
Kadia Molodowsky's Debate with Edith about Religion and Yiddishkayt2 minutes 14 seconds
Kadia Molodowsky, My Aunt: a Deeply Religious, but Not Observant, Woman2 minutes 1 second
Kadia Molodowsky's View on Yiddishkayt, Religion and Her Disappointment With Israel2 minutes 58 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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