Category: Eastern European Jewry

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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