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  Issue Date: 9 / 2006  

Modern Hebrew’s Dilemmas

Norman Berdichevsky

First page of the Latinized Hebrew weekly Deror (Liberty), published in Tel Aviv, 1933. The system of transliteration was devised by Itamar Ben-Avi. Click image to enlarge.

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Members of the early Hebrew language committee. Eliezer Ben-Yahuda (far right) is the individual most responsible for reviving Hebrew and adapting it to modern needs. Click image to enlarge.

Norman Berdichevsky is a native New Yorker who lives in Ocala, Florida. He holds a Ph.D. in Human Geography from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (1974) and is the author of The Danish-German Border Dispute (Academica Press, 2002), Nations, Language and Citizenship (McFarland & Co., Inc., 2004) and Spanish Vignettes: An Offbeat Look into Spain's Culture, Society & History (Santana Books, Malaga, Spain. 2004). He is the author of more than 175 articles and book reviews that have appeared in a variety of American, British, Danish, Israeli and Spanish periodicals. Dr. Berdichevsky teaches Literature, English, Geography, History and Creative Writing at the Central Florida Community College in Ocala, and he writes a regular monthly column for the online publication New English Review.
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