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Babel in Zion, Jews, Nationalism, and Language Diversity in Palestine 1920-1948

Feb 18, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

The promotion and vernacularization of Hebrew was a central accomplishment of the Zionist movement in Palestine. Viewing twentieth-century history through the lens of language, Halperin questions the accepted scholarly narrative of a Zionist move away from multilingualism during the years following World War I.


Liora Halperin (University of Colorado, Boulder)


Sponsored By:
UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Funding Provided by the
Natalie Limonick Endowment in Jewish Civilization
Cosponsored By:
UCLA Department of History


UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
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