Here’s an interview Wex did following the publication of How to Be a Mentsh (and Not a Shmuck). In it he talks to Rebecca Brighton about how not to be a shmuck and how Yiddish language informs Jewish culture.
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In December 2005 Wex appeared on the Today Show with Al Roker. Al starts by talking to regular Joes in the Carnegie Deli to find out how much Yiddish they know. He then interviews Wex about why he wrote Born to Kvetch. Wex explains how kvetching can be cathartic, the true meaning of kvetch, how […]
Just in time for Pesach Michael Wex discusses Passover dishes. In this lecture given at the National Yiddish Book Center in 2008 Wex talks about all the different types of kosher dishes and what they did back in the old country.
We were sent this by Theodore Bikel – our dear, dear friend. It was just too damned good to keep to ourselves. Mary Tyler Moore producer Stan Daniels does Old Man River as an old Jewish guy. Enjoy! (And if you receive this via email and can’t see the YouTube player, just click on the […]
On Tuesday 24th November Michael Wex gave a talk to the Toronto Reading Series about his writing process. He was the third of three authors (the others being Ian Brown talking about his book The Boy in the Moon: A Father’s Search for His Disabled Son and Catherine Gildiner with After the Falls) talking about […]
Last year we bought a four-foot tall animatronic Santa Claus. If you talk into the microphone that comes in the box you can make Santa talk. It was just too tempting to make him an old Jewish man. So here’s Santa’s message. Just for you.
Here’s Wex discussing the great Yiddish expression hak mir nisht ken tshaynik at the National Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA.
On October 24th 2007 The Adventures of Micah Mushmelon, Boy Talmudist had its official launch at Heliconian Hall, Toronto. In this the last of five videos Wex reads from the book, specifically about who Shrage’s real father is. Filmed by TACIT Media.
On October 24th 2007 The Adventures of Micah Mushmelon, Boy Talmudist had its official launch at Heliconian Hall, Toronto. In this the fourth of five videos Wex reads from the book, specifically about how stupid Shrage’s father is. Filmed by TACIT Media.
Wex talks to a predominantly Jewish Canadian audience about How to Be a Mentsh (and Not a Shmuck) at this year’s appearance at the Toronto Jewish Book Fair. Michael Wex at the Toronto Jewish Book Fair 2009 from Marilla Wex on Vimeo.