Book cover of "What We Talk About When We Talk About Hebrew"; the title and editors in clean capital case, on a light patterned background of Hebrew letter blocksProfessor Naomi Sokoloff‘s new book, What We Talk About When We Talk About Hebrew (and What It Means to Americans), co-edited with Professor Nancy Berg, presents ten essays on the past, present, and future of the Hebrew language both in the United States and globally.

The volume collects the writings of contributors to the Stroum Center’s 2016 Hebrew and the Humanities Symposium, which invited Hebrew experts from around the world to share their thoughts on the language. Read some of their short essays about Hebrew now.

The book was awarded the 2020 Jewish Book Award for an outstanding anthology related to Jewish Studies by the Jewish Book Council in January 2020.

What We Talk About When We Talk About Hebrew is currently available from the University of Washington Press.

Engage with modern Hebrew now:

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