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 First Book Harold Bloom Owned was the New Testament in Yiddish

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Harold Bloom, z"l, literary critic, explains how the first book he ever owned was the New Testament translated into Yiddish, delivered to his door by Christian missionaries.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Harold Bloom.

This excerpt is in English.