Ben Yehuda, Eliezer

(formerly Perlman)
(1857-1922).
   Ben Yehuda, the pioneer of the restoration of Hebrew as a living, spoken language. He is generally considered the "father of the Hebrew language." He was born in Lushky, Lithuania, and died in Jerusalem. Ben Yehuda became interested in the restoration of the Jews to their ancient homeland and in the revival of the Jewish language. In 1881, he settled in Palestine with his wife and began editing and publishing dailies, weeklies, and periodicals in Hebrew. In 1889, together with several others, he established the Vaad Halashon Haivrit, the Hebrew Language Council, whose main task was the coining of new Hebrew words. Ben Yehuda developed a comprehensive dictionary of the Hebrew language containing words ranging from those found in the Bible to those in modern Hebrew literature. On 1 November 2007, the general assembly of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) announced that Ben Yehuda was worthy of international recognition and commemoration for his unique contribution to humanity. Ben Yehuda will join a list of intellectuals, scientists, and artists honored by UNESCO for having influenced world culture, including author Nikolai Gogol, composer Josef Haydn, French playwright Eugene Ionesco, and scientists Galileo Galilei and Charles Darwin.

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  • Ben-Yehuda, Eliezer — (Eliezer Yitzchak Perelman) (1858–1922)    Pioneer of modern Hebrew. In 1879 an article called ‘Sheelah Lohatah’ (‘A Burning Question’) appeared in the Hebrew journal Ha Shachar, produced in Russia by Perez SMOLENSKIN. It was signed Eliezer Ben… …   Who’s Who in Jewish History after the period of the Old Testament

  • Eliezer Ben Yehuda — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Eliezer Ben Yehuda Eliezer Ben Yehuda (7 de enero de 1858, Luschki 16 de diciembre de 1922, Jerusalén) fue el responsable principal de la resurrección de la lengua hebrea como lengua hablada a partir de s …   Wikipedia Español

  • Eliezer Ben-Yehuda — Eliezer Ben Jehuda (um 1915) Eliezer Ben Jehuda ([ɛli ɛzeʁ bɛn jɛ huda][1], hebräisch ‏אליעזר בן יהודה‎, gebürtig Eliezer Jitzchak Perlman; * 7. Januar 1858 in Luschki, Russisches Reich; † …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • BEN-YEHUDA, ḤEMDAH — (1873–1951), Hebrew author; wife of eliezer ben yehuda . Her sister Deborah was Ben Yehuda s first wife. After she died, Ḥemdah went to Jerusalem from Lithuania and married Ben Yehuda in 1892. She aided her husband in his literary work, wrote… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Ben Yehuda Street — ( he. מדרחוב בן יהודה), known as the Midrachov , is a lively pedestrian mall in downtown Jerusalem, Israel.The street is named for the founder of modern Hebrew, Eliezer Ben Yehuda. It is lies between King George Street and Zion Square. ee… …   Wikipedia

  • Ben Yehuda — Eliezer Ben Yehuda (1858 1922), father of modern Hebrew …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Eliezer Ben-Yehuda — For the street named for Eliezer Ben Yehuda in Jerusalem, Israel, see Ben Yehuda Street.Infobox Person name = Eliezer Ben Yehuda caption = birth date = January 7, 1858 birth place = Luzhky, Russian Empire death date = December 16, 1922 (Age 64)… …   Wikipedia

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