Breakout Track 5: Israel at 70: Reviving the Hebrew Language

In 1897, at the time of the first Zionist Congress, it was widely believed that a key element to the creation of a modern state was the use of a common language. Many early Zionists also believed that the revival of Hebrew and the creation of a Jewish State were intertwined. What role did Eliezer Ben Yehuda – the individual most often credited for reviving the Hebrew language – play in this effort? What role did other Israeli institutions play in designing Hebrew letters that could be used in everyday life? Join Gil Hovav, Eliezer Ben-Yehuda’s great grandson, and Professor Adi Stern, the president of Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, as they answer these questions.

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