Michael Wex
Author and Jewish Week Columnist

Author of How To Be A Mentsh (And Not A Shmuck), Born to Kvetch, and Just Say Nu, Jewish Week columnist Michael Wex has been called “a Yiddish national treasure.” Born to Kvetch, his landmark book on Yiddish, was hailed by The New York Times as “wise, witty and altogether wonderful.”

Wex 's teaching and lecture activities--a unique combination of learning, stand-up comedy and probing investigation into the nature of Yiddish and Yiddishkayt--have taken him from Toronto to Budapest, and to many points in between. He is currently at work on his third novel, The Frumkiss Family Business.