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Soviet Language Policy to Strangle Hebrew
by Norman Berdichevsky (October 2011)
For half a century, authorities in the USSR followed an ideological policy to condemn Hebrew as a "reactionary tool" of the upper classes, the ultra-religious and Zionism. In this view, only Yiddish could be considered as the legitimate mother tongue of those "toiling masses" of Jews interested in maintaining a national existence. more>>>