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Habima (Hebr. ha-bima, the stage) was the first professional theater to stage performances in Hebrew. Founded in Moscow in 1918, it collaborated with the Moscow Artists’ Theater as a studio theater until 1926, when it left RussiaEurope, the Palestine, where it settled in 1931. Habima’s special character was a result of its constant effort to create a Jewish self-understanding, which was accompanied by …

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Zer-Zion, Shelly, “Habima”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017.. Consulted online on 25 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0280>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20191110

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