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Michelson, Richard

The Language of Angels: A Story About the Reinvention of Hebrew

(3) K-3 Illustrated by Karla Gudeon. The story of Hebrew's rebirth as a modern language is told through the experience of lonely child Ben-Zion and his parents Eliezer and Devorah. Starting in the late 1800s, Eliezer revised Hebrew to reflect the modern world, developing a new dictionary and championing schools to teach Hebrew. A critical story of Jewish history illustrated with folk-style pen and watercolor art. Includes biographical and historical afterwords. Reading list.


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