The History and Revival of the Hebrew Language

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Intriguing video about the establishment of Hebrew as the modern spoken language of Israel.

 

Linguistics expert Ben-Yehuda is recognized as one of the influential individuals who restored the daily use of Hebrew. A language both ancient and new all at the same time, Hebrew didn’t have a published dictionary until 1959 – eleven years after the founding of the modern State of Israel.

“Hebrew’s rebirth returned a common language to an ancient people and its revival also helped lead to the miracle of Israel’s rebirth.” – Unpacked for Educators

Ben-Yehuda is considered to be one of the heroes of the modern State of Israel. His story is one of the founding corner stones of the new Jewish state.

Written by Richard J Paracka

 

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