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Hebrew an evolving language

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Social Studies Middle School

Hebrew: An Evolving Language

Modern Hebrew is one of the two official languages of Israel. But for 1,700 years it wasn't spoken. This 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 by one dedicated Israelite.

Ancient Civilization Ancient Middle East Religion Journalism

Story Length: 8:38

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Daniel Estrin, Independent

AIR DATE: 05/05/2008

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