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.
Theodore (Ted) Steinberg's Oral History
Theodore Steinberg, Distinguished Teaching Professor at SUNY Fredonia, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on December 16, 2012 at the Association for Jewish Studies conference in Chicago, Illinois.
This interview was conducted in English.
Theodore (Ted) Steinberg was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1947.
Video highlights from this oral history
An Auspicious Friendship1 minute 55 seconds
Yiddish For Secrets?1 minute 4 seconds
Mendele and the Explosion of the Yiddish Literature1 minute 49 seconds
Yiddish Literature Excluded From Anthologies1 minute 29 seconds
Teaching, Delighting, and Doing the Right Thing: On Literature2 minutes 41 seconds
Yiddish LIterature as Part of Larger Western Tradition1 minute 33 seconds
"Whatever Yiddish You Can Learn, Learn It"1 minute 20 seconds
More information about this oral history
- Favorite Yiddish word
- Yiddish words
- Family histories
- Jewish Identity
- Yiddish language
- Yiddish learning
- Career and Professional Life
- United States
- Yiddish Book Center
- Cultural transmission
- Jewish community
- Mendele Moykher Sforim
- Temple Beth E
- New York
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