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Published: 15 October 2008

328 Pages

6 1/8 X 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195331219

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Becoming Hebrew

The Creation of a Jewish National Culture in Ottoman Palestine

Arieh B. Saposnik

"If the Jews wish to become a nation of 'Jewish Culture,'" Eliezer Ben-Yehuda wrote in 1904, "they must first become truly a nation." Throughout the subsequent decade, Ben-Yehuda and other Zionist activists in Palestine attempted to transform the small, divided, economically depressed, and demographically declining Yishuv -- the pre-state Jewish community -- into the foundation of a modern nation. In this book, Arieh Bruce Saposnik tells the story of this transformation.

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