Sunday, October 4, 2015
Video - Becoming "The Jew": Experiencing Philo and Anti-semitism
Tal Hever-Chybowski, historian and teacher of Yiddish and director of the Paris Yiddish Center Medem Library, explains that, as an Israeli immigrant in Germany, anti-semitism (a different sort than what his grandparents were exposed to) has been a force that's prompted him to explore questions of his own Jewish identity. He shares a anecdote in which a Swiss pastor displays a bizarre fascination with his Jewishness, reducing him to an exotic Other, before making a hateful joke at his expense.
To see more of Tal Hever-Chybowski's interview, and to learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/oral...