"Anat Helman's Young Tel Aviv: A Tale of Two Cities offers a fascinating portrait of 'the first Hebrew ciy' during the interwar years. Based on a painstaking study of a myriad of archival and cultural sources, Helman's study presents the rich texture of daily life and public events in young Tel Aviv as it was developing into a major urban center of the Zionist Yishuv. This work addresses some aspects of Tel Aviv's life that have been little studied to date, and in doing so transforms our perceptions and misconceptions regarding its early years. A must read for anyone interested in Israeli society and culture, urban history, and cultural studies."
— Yael Zerubavel, Professor of Jewish Studies & History, Rutgers University, author of Recovered Roots: Collective Memory and the Making of Israeli National Culture.