How to Revive a Dead Language in 100 Days

The Hebrew language was practically dead for 2000 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. 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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