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Freedom of Speech: Assimilating Slang, Jargon and Other Languages into Current Israeli Hebrew

This presentation discusses the state of the Hebrew language in Israeli society as a reflection of contemporary societal trends. New words, idioms, slang and cultural allusions will be demonstrated through recent dictionaries, media publications and literary texts.

Yaffa Weisman of the Frances-Henry Library at HUC-JIR in Los Angeles gave this presentation at the Association of Jewish Libraries convention on July 6, 2009 in Chicago, Illinois.

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36 min 44 sec

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