Saturday, October 19, 2013

Why Didn't Eliezer ben Yehuda Set Up Modern Hebrew To Be Spoken Litvish?

I just saw an interesting video with footage of the late Lubavitcher Rebbe talking Hebrew to a visiting Israeli group (via It was geshmak, hearing him speak it in such a Litvishe way.

Eliezer ben Yehudah, the man behind the modern revival of Hebrew as a spoken language, was from a Habad background. So why didn't he put things in place for modern Hebrew to be spoken as the late Rebbe spoke it? Oy, would that be great!

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