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Samuel to Aid Publtcation of Ben-yehuda’s Lexicon

January 18, 1923
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A committee of scholars and public-spirited men of the various faiths has been formed to complete the publication of the lexicon and other works of the late Eliezor Ben-Yehuda, the famous lexicographer, who died a month ago. Sir Herbert Samuel has accepted the honorary chairmanship of this Committee.

Memorial services were held yesterday on the completion of the 30 days of mourning. The High Commissioner was one of the speakers. His son, Edwin Samuel, acting Governor of Jerusalem in Governor Storrs’ absence, also spoke, declaring there would have been no possibility of a Jewish National Home without the revival of the Hebrew language for which Ben-Yehuda was responsible. Ben-Yehuda’s name has been inscribed in the “Golden Book” of the Jewish National Fund.

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