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How the hebrew language came back to life

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ELA Middle School Low ELL

How the Hebrew Language Came Back to Life

Modern Hebrew is one of the two official languages of Israel. But for 1,700 years it wasn't spoken. This public radio story describes how new words are added to the Hebrew language today. It also explores the history of Hebrew, its decline over the centuries to a point where almost no one spoke it, and how it was revived in the 1800s.

Ancient Civilization Religion Ancient Middle East

Story Length: 8:38

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Daniel Estrin, Independent

AIR DATE: 05/08/2008

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