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Language Conflict
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The term “language conflict” or “language dispute” refers to a debate in the Jewish community in Palestine in 1913–1914 provoked by the question of the language of instruction to be used in secondary and higher education. The resolution to teach scientific and technical subjects at the Technion (Israel Institute of Technology) in Haifa exclusively in German triggered vehement protests in the new Yishuv. Here, the different conceptions of Jewish immigrants in Palestine and the representatives of German-Jewish philanthropy were in conflict with one another. The effort…

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Müller, Marcel and Quaasdorf, Friedrich, “Language Conflict”, 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 21 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0825>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20200106

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