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Published on Feb 23, 2011
Eliezer ben Yehuda wanted to include new words in an ancient vocabulary-- it is all thanks to him that Modern Hebrew includes words for everyday things, like "banana" and "dictionary!" Join Shalom Sesame as we explore the roots of Modern Hebrew!
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