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.

Accessing Yiddish Through Experts And Language

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Caraid O'Brien—writer, performer, and director, including of Yiddish works—reflects on the privilege of having two mentors and teachers in the Yiddish performers Luba Kadison and Seymour Rexite. Caraid reflects on the sublimation of Yiddish language, theater, and culture and how that's changed somewhat over the past twenty years since she started studying Yiddish.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Caraid O'Brien.

This excerpt is in English.

Caraid O'Brien was born in Galway, Ireland in 1974.

Other video highlights from this oral history