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Sunday, May 31 • 4:00pm - 4:50pm
My Great (and Short) Great Grandfather, Eliezer Ben Yehuda, and the Revival of the Hebrew Language

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Gil reveals the real story of the revival of the Hebrew language, from a personal point of view. Hebrew was practically dead for 2000 years. The man who revived it almost single-handedly was Eliezer Ben Yehuda, one of the founding fathers of Zionism. Gil Hovav, his great grandson, tells the story of this unprecedented miracle through the little secrets that were kept by his family for more than a hundred years.

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Gil Hovav

Gil Hovav is Israel’s leading culinary journalist and a popular television personality. He hails from one of the most respected lineages in the Jewish world: he is the great-grandson of Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, the reviver of the Hebrew language; the grandson of Itamar Ben-Avi, who began... Read More →


Sunday May 31, 2020 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Room 6