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.

Zohar Weiman-Kelman's Oral History

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Zohar Weiman-Kelman, a rising scholar, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on December 14, 2014 at the Association for Jewish Studies Conference in Baltimore, Maryland.

This interview was conducted in English.

Zohar Weiman-Kelman was born in 1982 in Jerusalem, Israel.

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Themes in this oral history:

  • Irena Klepfisz, 1990s, 2000s, queer, doikayt, political lesbianism, scholarship, academia
  • Advice
  • Jewish Identity
  • Yiddish language
  • Yiddish learning
  • Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish
  • Immigration
  • Migration
  • Hebrew
  • Other languages
  • Books
  • Literature
  • Poetry
  • Scholarship
  • Academia
  • Israel
  • Feminism
  • Transmission
  • Career and Professional Life
  • Jewish professions
  • Education
  • Eastern Europe
  • America
  • United States
  • Politics and political movements
  • Canada

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Since 2010, the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project has recorded more than 500 in-depth video interviews that provide a deeper understanding of the Jewish experience and the legacy and changing nature of Yiddish language and culture.

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