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.

Elliott Gould's Mother Making Thanksgiving for Kosher Relatives

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Elliott Gould, American actor, tells the story of how his mother promised to make a kosher Thanksgiving meal for her in-laws—and didn't quite follow through.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Elliott Gould.

This excerpt is in English.

Elliott Gould was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1938.