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  • This week, Brett Sokol discusses what drew photographer Andy Sweet to document South Beach's vibrant Jewish community in the late 1970s, capturing the community's daily rhythms in all their beach-strolling, cafeteria-noshing, and klezmer-dancing...
Part of The Shmooze Podcast Series
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  • Ilan Stavans, academic and writer, explains his family and community's fusion of Ashkenazi culture with Mexican culture, leading to some interesting culinary innovations.
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts
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  • One man's lavish monument to his mother
Part of Pakn Treger
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  • Murray Lubin, printer, describes the differences between the shuls of his childhood, one in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and the other on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts
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  • An excerpt from Figurnby Froyim Kaganovski, translated by Bracha Beverly Weingrod
Part of Pakn Treger
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  • Browse the collection by country/region or by city/town, listed in alphabetical order
Part of Pages
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  • Israel Bartal - Professor of Jewish History at Hebrew University - explains how his parents settled in Palestine before World War Two and describes the vivid presence of Eastern European culture and language in his childhood.
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts
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  • Jason Rosenblatt, Jewish musician, was interviewed by Pauline Katz on August 23, 2011 at KlezKanada in the Laurentian Mountains of Canada.
2011-08-23
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project
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  • Selma Gordon, a retired school aide, remembers her family's observance of kashrut at home, as well as the bat mitzvah ceremony she participated in at a local Reform synagogue.
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts
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  • Moshe Kraus, Holocaust survivor and first chief cantor of the Israel Defense Forces, discusses how it came to be that people came to him for blessings after his grandfather, an influential Kerestir Rebbe, had pronounced he had "a sweet mouth."
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

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