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Hebrew language revival

in Life, Culture & Sports

Eliezer Ben Yehuda, known as the icon who revived the Hebrew language, would be proud. His linguistic efforts and dreams are being sparked into reality thanks to the dedication of the Academy of the Hebrew Language at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Taking the lead is Dr. Gabriel Birnbaum, a senior researcher who passionately carries on…

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A loan word portal born of great patience

in Health & Science/Life, Culture & Sports

After eight years of painstaking work, Uriel Adiv has published an online dictionary for German loan words in Hebrew. A “very good, wonderful thing” is known in Hebrew as a “Goldstik”. For those with a knowledge of German it is immediately obvious the word is based on the German “Goldstück” (treasure). It is just one…

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