Great Moments in the Hebrew Language

The Miraculous Rebirth of an Extinct Language

Historian Dr. Asael Abelman and linguist Dr. Chanoch Gamliel

How did the miracle of reviving the extinct language of Hebrew happen? Is this a unique historical phenomenon

Sunday – June – 13

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Parashat Hashavua – Dr. Avivah Zornberg

Threading through these last Torah Portions of the book of Numbers is the theme of language. The classic word play on midbar and dibbur (wilderness and language) comes to a head in these final sections as Moses and the people confront their own bewilderments about speaking and mis-speaking. If the Egyptian exile is to be healed, the exile of language will have to be overcome.

Wed I June 16 I 7pm Israel (12pm EDT) –  Parashat Chukat
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