150th anniversary of the birth of Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, linguist (1858-1922)   
Eliezer Ben-Yehuda was a prime mover in the transformation of Hebrew from a dormant language of culture to a living, spoken language currently used in all spheres of modern life by millions of Israelis and by Jews worldwide. A Committee of the Hebrew Language was then established (1889). Later it became the Academy of the Hebrew Language, an organization that still exists today. The results of his work and the Committee's were published in a dictionary ("The Complete Dictionary of Ancient and Modern Hebrew" (1908- 1959)).
Year : 2008
Countries : Israel
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