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0:00 - Introduction 0:37 - Max's Family's Background and Life in a Ukrainian Shtetl

Keywords: grandparents; Iaruga; Iaruha; Jaruga; Jaruha; shtetel; shtetl (small town in Eastern Europe with a Jewish community); Yara; Yare; Yaruga; Yaruha, Ukraine

4:05 - Max's Relationship with His Grandparents 6:13 - Max Describes the House and Community in Which He Grew Up 11:43 - Max's Childhood Yiddish School and His Efforts to Start A Yiddish School

Keywords: adolescence; childhood; Los Angeles, California; teenage years; Yiddish culture; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Yiddishkayt; Yiddishkeit; yidishkayt; yidishkeyt

16:50 - Learning Yiddish at Columbia University and at Yidish-Vokh

Keywords: brothers; Columbia University; father; mother; Oxford Yiddish Programme; parents; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Yidish Vokh; Yidish-Vokh; YIVO Institute for Jewish Research

19:09 - Max Remembers Learning Yiddish While His Grandparents Were Alive 20:44 - Max's Plans to Teach Yiddish to His Daughters 22:12 - Yiddish Language and Culture in Los Angeles, California 26:28 - The Importance to Max of Transmitting Yiddish to Future Generations

Keywords: cultural transmission; father; intergenerational transmission of culture; Jewish identity; Judaism; linguistic transmission; secular; Yiddish culture; Yiddish language

28:33 - Comparing Yiddish to "The Force" of "Star Wars" 30:39 - The Significance of Speaking Yiddish After the Holocaust 33:30 - Max's Thoughts on the Role of Yiddish in American Jewish Culture 37:04 - Max's Advice for People Interested in Learning Yiddish 38:46 - Max Reflects on the Tension Between Yiddish and Hebrew 41:56 - Max Reflects on the Strength He Derives from Being Jewish
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