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 (09-010.06-F) -  Shelf Number: MDV 379

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Date: May 14, 2008

Participants: Feldman, Brukhe Moisevna. Interviewed by Dov-Ber Kerler, Moisei Lemster and Jeffrey Veidlinger.

Location recorded: Bershad', Vinnyts'ka Oblast', Ukraine

Language: Yiddish

Culture Group: Jews, Yiddish-speakers, Ukrainians

 Recording Content:   

The recording is the continuation of a formal interview with Brukhe Moisevna Feldman. (Part 2 of 2. See MDV 380) Brukhe Feldman talks about Hasidic life in Bershad’. She discusses the Bershad ghetto during World War II. She talks about Jewish religious customs, particularly related to food customs. She discusses Passover, fasting on Yom Kippur and other customs from before and after the war. The tape ends with a dialectological interview.

00:00:00 Feldman talks about contemporary religious life in Bershad. She talks about her family. Feldman has relatives in America. She then answers questions about cultural terminology and talks about her contemporary travels.
00:03:21 Feldman speaks contemporary Jewish life in Bershad. She also addresses contemporary relations between Jews and non-Jews.
00:07:24 Feldman talks about religious life during the postwar Soviet period. She explains how the local community baked matzos. She then describes postwar Yom Kippur celebrations. Feldman states that she did not work at a factory on this holiday.
00:12:53 Feldman speaks about contemporary religious life. She then answers dialectological questions from the AHEYM Yiddish linguistic questionnaire.
00:28:11 The team concludes the interview with Feldman.
00:28:43 End of recording.