Knesset Salutes Hebrew Language

The Knesset began its winter session Monday with a festive salute to the Hebrew language.

It was in honor of “Hebrew Language Year,” which is being celebrated in all Israeli schools.

“We don’t fully appreciate the miracle we have lived through — the revival of our ancient language,” Education Minister Yitzhak Navon told the packed chamber.

The special session was attended by President Chaim Herzog, members of the Hebrew Language Academy and relatives of Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, the father of modern Hebrew.

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