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Benjamin Harshav

Print publication date: 1993

Print ISBN-13: 9780520079588

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520079588.001.0001

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Consolidation

Consolidation

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(p.68) Fourteen Consolidation
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Language in Time of Revolution
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Benjamin Harshav

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520079588.003.0014

Masses of Jews in the Diaspora, especially the young generation streaming out of the disintegrating shtetl, now embraced the conquests of the Jewish revolution: the new parties and the new culture were no longer confined to narrow circles of the intelligentsia. Within the relative freedom for national organization of minorities allowed for a while in liberated Russia and in the newly established nation-states after Versailles, this movement gave rise to a new and ramified cultural establishment. For some time, Hebrew literature still wavered between Eretz-Israel and the Diaspora. In the 1920s, in fact, all the achievements of the Jewish revolution were consolidated. Intrinsically, a full-fledged Jewish secular polysystem emerged in the reborn Poland with its three million Jews; a truncated system in the Soviet Union; a consociational political and social entity in Eretz-Israel; and partial implementations in other countries.

Keywords:   Jews, Diaspora, shtetl, culture, intelligentsia, freedom, Hebrew, literature, Eretz, Israel

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