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Israel’s Cabinet to name Hebrew Day

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel’s Cabinet is set to make the birthday of Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, the father of modern Hebrew, National Hebrew Day.

The recommendation must pass the Ministerial Committee for Symbols and Ceremonies.

During a meeting Sunday, the Cabinet established a committee to make recommendations on how to strengthen the Hebrew language in everyday usage.

Some ideas floated by the Cabinet include establishing a team for the maintenance of the language, a Hebrew conference, an annual prize for forerunners of the language, a national medal and stamps, Ynet reported.

The Cabinet also decided to establish a workshop to help government ministers improve their Hebrew skills.
 

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