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.

Preserving Aesthetic Worlds Through Oral Transmission of Yiddish Song

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Pete Rushefsky, executive director of the Center for Traditional Music & Dance, speaks about the value of preserving, remembering, and building off of past aesthetic traditions of Yiddish song.

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.