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.

The Current Status of Klezmer and Yiddish Music

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Pete Rushefsky, executive director of the Center for Traditional Music & Dance, outlines the statuses of various kinds of Jewish music in the world today.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Pete Rushefsky.

This excerpt is in English.

Pete Rushefsky was born in Rochester, NY in 1970.