If we don’t devote an awful lot more time to the creation and support of a culture of our own, this is the one in which we’re going to be defined. I don’t know anything about the state rep in this video, but I’ll bet that if he apologizes formally he’ll say that he slipped [...]
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Yom Kippur will never sound like this.
At Klezkamp last December Wex was interviewed by Pauline Katz as part of the Wexler Oral History Project for the Yiddish Book Center. In this short clip he tells the story of how Esther Shumiatcher, a Yiddish poet from Calgary, funded her career through the sale of cowboy hats.
Last month Wex was in New York to take part in a panel discussion about the nature of Jewish humour. The Art of the Kvetch: Jewish Humor as Secularism was presented by the Jewish Studies department at Eugene Lang College, part of The New School for Liberal Arts. The other participants were Noah Isenberg, author [...]
Back in February Wex was interviewed by Doris Epstein on Mensch Life about his new novel The Frumkiss Family Business. If you are reading this blog post in your email – please click on the link to see the video. Michael Wex appears on Mensch Life from Marilla Wex on Vimeo.