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Guide to the Crossing Borders, Bridging Generations oral history collection 2011.019

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Itamar Goldstein, 2011 December 9

Biographical note

Itamar Goldstein was born to a Yemenite Jewish mother and an American Jewish father in Jerusalem, Israel. Goldstein served in the Israeli army as a young adult and moved to Brooklyn, New York to attend medical school at the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center in New York City.

Scope and Contents

In the interview, Goldstein discusses his childhood; travel experiences; service in the Israeli army; experiences as an Israeli Jew living in in New York City; impressions of the Arab-Israeli conflict; and the distinct religious, cultural, and linguistic practices of Yemenite Jews and other Jewish ethnic groups in Israel. Interview conducted by Katrina Grigg-Saito.

Conditions Governing Access

Access to the interview is available onsite at the Brooklyn Historical Society's Othmer Library and online on the Crossing Borders, Bridging Generations website: cbbg.brooklynhistory.org. The Brooklyn Historical Society does not have permission to license oral history audio recordings or transcripts to third parties.

Subject Topics

  • Arab-Israeli conflict
  • Education, Higher -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Israelis -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Jews, Yemenite -- Israel
  • Judaism

Subject Places

  • Israel
  • Jerusalem
  • Palestine