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Thumbnail image for The Academic World and the Haredim: A Future for Yiddish
  • Ber Kotlerman, native Yiddish speaker from Birobidzhan and professor of Yiddish language and literature at Bar-Ilan University, speaks about the future of the Yiddish language in the academic and Haredi (ultra-orthodox) worlds.
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts
Thumbnail image for A New Look at my Home Town, Birobidzhan, the Jewish Autonomous Oblast
  • Ber Kotlerman, native Yiddish speaker from Birobidzhan and professor of Yiddish language and literature at Bar-Ilan University, speaks about an encounter with a native Yiddish speaker in the Birobidzhan area.
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts
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  • Martin Broder, cardiologist and Yiddish speaker, describes his 1949 secular bar mitzvah that included speeches and reminiscing entirely in Yiddish - a one of a kind event that was written up in the Yiddish Forverts.
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts
Thumbnail image for "Why Shouldn't We Also Bring the Language With Us?" Joanne Borts on Her Kids & Yiddish Program
  • Joanne Borts, Broadway singer and Yiddish activist, explains her program Kids...
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts
Thumbnail image for Learning Yiddish in a Jewish Day School in Mexico City
  • Arturo Kerbel-Shein, Yiddish language activist, remembers learning Yiddish in his Jewish day school in Mexico City and recounts how kindergartners would speak to each other in Yiddish and Spanish.
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts
Thumbnail image for The Arrival of Yiddish-Speaking Children Refugees from Poland
  • Marvin Zuckerman, retired English and Yiddish professor, reflects on how the arrival of Polish refugees in his neighborhood - including children who spoke Yiddish - validated his use of Yiddish.
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts
Thumbnail image for The Need to Fund Yiddish Creativity
  • John (Yankl) Zeleznikow, whose parents owned the famed Cafe Scheherezade Jewish restaurant in Melbourne, describes what he sees as the future of the Yiddish language. While he, for the most part, thinks Yiddish will be a cultural museum piece, he...
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts
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  • Madalena Provo, 2010 student of the Yiddish Book Center's Steiner Summer Yiddish Program, was interviewed by Josh Friedman on July 8, 2010 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts.
2010-07-08
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project
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  • Jan Schwarz, Associate Professor in Yiddish at Lund University, speaks about the need for strengthening "Yiddish cultural infrastructure." Rather than focusing on translation, Schwarz suggests the community is better served by making Yiddish...
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts
Thumbnail image for The Bridge to the Next Generation: The Transcendent Power of Yiddish Music
  • Sara Klompus, singer and Yiddish enthusiast, explains why she sings Yiddish whenever she can, although she has received vastly different reactions in places from Poland to South Florida. She believes understanding Yiddish is significant to...
Part of Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project Excerpts

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