ONLINEHow to Revive a Dead Language in 100 Years

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The Hebrew language was practically dead for 2,000 years. It was revived almost single-handedly by one man: Eliezer Ben Yehuda, one of the founding fathers of Zionism.

Join us for a four-part virtual series to explore the unprecedented story of this lingual miracle that continues reinventing itself to this day. Attend one, or more!

  • Jan. 5: Gil Hovav: My Great-Grandfather, the Prophet
  • Jan. 14: Ghil’ad Zuckermann: Do Israelis Really Speak Hebrew?
  • Jan. 21: Guy Sharett: Text and the City – Learning Hebrew in the Street
  • Feb. 1: Thamar E. Gindin: Pajamas in Paradise – The Iranian Connection

This series is hosted by the Consulate General of Israel to New England and co-hosted by Brandeis University’s Hebrew Program, The Schusterman Center for Israel Studies, The Jewish Studies Program at Colby College, Middlebury College School of Hebrew, Hebrew College and Northeastern University Hillel.

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