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Reviving a Language: The Birth of Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, the Visionary Behind Hebrew’s Modern Resurgence, 1858

On January 7, 1858, Eliezer Ben-Yehuda was born, who would later become instrumental in the revival of Hebrew as a living language. This post delves into his journey from his religious upbringing in Lithuania to his influential work in Jerusalem, where he pioneered strategies like ‘Hebrew in the Home’ and ‘Words, Words, Words.’ Learn about his unique approach to teaching Hebrew and his lasting impact on the language and culture of Israel.

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Remembering Maimonides: The Life and Legacy of a Jewish Scholar

On this day in 1204 CE, Moshe Ben Maimon, known as Maimonides or Rambam, passed away. A revered Jewish philosopher and Torah scholar, his works continue to influence Jewish thought. His journey from Cordoba, his scholarly pursuits, and his role as a community leader in Egypt mark him as a central figure in Jewish history.

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Simon Wiesenthal’s 1908 Birth: A Legacy of Defiance

This post delves into the life of Simon Wiesenthal, born in 1908, who survived the Holocaust and dedicated his life to hunting Nazis and advocating for Jewish rights. From enduring multiple concentration camps to his instrumental role in capturing Nazi war criminals, Wiesenthal’s story is one of extraordinary courage and unwavering commitment to justice.

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Eta Wrobel: The Unyielding Spirit of a Jewish Partisan in WWII

On December 28, 1918, Eta Wrobel, a symbol of resistance and survival, was born in Lokov, Poland. This post recounts the extraordinary life of Eta, from her early defiance against Nazi rule to her leadership in a Jewish partisan unit. Wrobel’s story is a testament to courage and perseverance during one of history’s darkest periods.

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