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