Liora R. Halperin

Liora R. Halperin is Assistant Professor of History and Jewish Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder. Her book, Babel in Zion: Jews, Nationalism, and Language Diversity in Palestine, 1920-1948, was just published by Yale University Press.

Letters From Multilingual Tel Aviv Show the Early Limits of Hebrew

How Jewish immigrants negotiated pressure to learn Western languages and maintain links between the Diaspora and Zion

Hebrew U. Embraces English

A vote to officially allow English at the Jerusalem institution is part of a longer history of Zionist concessions

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