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Babel in Zion, Jews, Nationalism, and Language Diversity in Palestine 1920-1948
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)
UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Funding Provided by the
Natalie Limonick Endowment in Jewish Civilization
UCLA Department of History