Down through the ages the Hebrew Bible has been preserved in its original beautiful lyrical language — but modern Hebrew was born out of trial by fire.
Australia’s decision on Saturday 15 Dec. 2018 to officially recognize the western half of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel prompted a number of outbursts, some of them very, very revealing.
Eliezer Ben Yehuda dreamed of a family—his family—having many children, all speaking Hebrew from birth. And his wife, Devora, agreed.
What kind of person does it take to single-handedly resurrect a language which had been dead since the second century A.D.?
Theodore Herzl, today considered the Father of the Modern State of Israel, had just hosted the first Zionist Congress in Basel, Switzerland, with 202 delegates in 1897. The Zionist movement was birthed and began to breathe.
The unlikely friendship of Theodore Herzl and William Hechler led to the modern state of Israel 50 years later.
EU member states have rejected the United States recognition of Israel’s 1981 annexation of the Golan Heights from Syria.