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An afternoon with Dr. Norman Berdichevisky


Dr. Norman Berdichevisky

Temple Israel's adult education committee will present a stimulating presentation by Dr. Norman Berdichevsky on Sunday, Nov. 22, at 4 p.m. in the Roth Social Hall at 50 S. Moss Road, Winter Springs. The topic will be the evolution of modern Hebrew.

Dr. Berdichevsky is a noted author, freelance writer, editor, researcher and lecturer of history and culture at several major universities. His latest book, which will be the subject of his talk, is "Modern Hebrew-The Past and Future of a Revitalized Language."

Ben-Yehuda's vision of a modern Hebrew language eventually came to animate a large part of the Jewish world and gave new confidence and pride to Jewish youth during the most difficult period of modern history. It infused Zionism with a dynamic cultural content. His book examines the many changes that occurred in the transition to modern Hebrew acquainting new students of the language with its role as a model for other national revivals and explaining how it overcame many obstacles to become a spoken vernacular.

Dr. Berdichevsky received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1974. He is formerly a lecturer of Judaic studies at the University of Central Florida. He has taught numerous courses in cultural and social geography as well as other subjects at secondary schools, private colleges and institutions of higher learning.

The community is cordially invited to attend this program at no charge.

For further information about Dr. Berdichevsky's work, please view his website at http://www.nberdichevsky.com/ For further information on the event, contact the Temple Israel office at 407-647-3055 or by email at office@tiflorida.org.


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