Jewish Values: Language of angels

Publisher: 
Place of Publication: 
Watertown, MA
Publication Year: 
2017
Number of Pages: 
32 p.
Note: 
In 1885 Jerusalem, a young boy named Ben-Zion cannot converse with the children of his age because his father has decreed that he speak only Hebrew, "the first child in more than two thousand years" to do so. The father, Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, is a Zionist immigrant and finds that he needs to invent words to modernize the ancient language. Ben-Yehuda's work leads to a network of schools, a dictionary, and the eventual designation of Hebrew in 1948 as the national language of Israel. Michelson's account, based on history, is presented as a story with invented dialogue, which he addresses in his author's note. -Kirkus Reviews
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ISBN: 
978-1580896368
Sydney Taylor Winner: 
No