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The Wordmaker 1 edition

Cover of: The Wordmaker | Eli Cohen

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At the beginning of the twentieth century, a language war raged in Palestine. The contenders: Yiddish, Russian, French, German, English -- and Hebrew, a language barely spoken for 2000 years. At stake: the national language of the Jewish homeland-in-the-making. The Wordmaker is the dramatic life story of Eliezer Ben-Yehuda who championed the cause of modern Hebrew. He was zealous and stubborn and had one driving passion: breathing life into the ancient biblical tongue. Denounced as a heretic, dismissed as a dreamer, this brilliant man pressed on tirelessly, often at the expense of family and health. - Container.

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The Wordmaker

Published 2009 by National Center for Jewish Film in Waltham, MA .
Written in English.

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"The extraordinary story of one man whose magnificent obsession changed the destiny of a nation" - container.

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90 min.


  • Producer
    Katriel Schory
  • Producer
    Mordecai Slonim

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