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The extraordinary story of the Hebrew language is the subject of this book.

University, England; E. A. Speiser, Chairman, Department of Oriental Studies, University of Pennsylvania. I also wish to make appreciative acknowledgment of the following publications from which illustrative materials were taken: The Hebrew Scripts, S. A. Birnbaum; Millon ha- Lashon ha- Ibrit, Eliezer Ben Yehudah; The Field of Yiddish, edited by Uriel Weinreich, Linguistic Circle of New York; Semitic Writing, G. R. Driver, Oxford University Press; A Study of Writing, I. J. Gelb, University of Chicago Press. Recognition is also due to Historische Grammatik der Hebraischen Sprache, Hans Bauer and Pontus Leander, Verlag von Max Niemeyer, which provided a model for the illustration of Branches of the Semitic Lan-guages, on page 22. It is my hope that this volume will stimulate new interest in the Hebrew language among those who know it as well as those who do not. May the story of the ancient tongue prove as fascinating to my readers as it has always been to me. W. C. March 1, 1957 viii Preface   C h a p t e r Home  | T O C  | I n d e x For use on stand- alone, non- institutional computers only. To purchase Scholar PDF version with advanced functionality, go to www. publishersrow. com

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FrontmaterTitle pageCopyright pageDedication pagePrefaceContentsList of IllustrationsHEBREW: THE ETERNAL LANGUAGEINTRODUCTIONThe Role of Hebrew in Jewish LifePART IHow the Language Began to Be SpokenPART IIHow the Written Language Took FormPART IIIHow the Language Was PreservedPART IVHow the Language Meets Modern NeedsEPILOGUEHebrew for American JewsChanging Jewish Attitude toward HebrewSignificance of Hebrew in Jewish LifeThe Present Spiritual Crisis in Diaspora JewryNeededA Dynamic Source of Motivation for Jewish Life in the DiasporaThe Real Meaning of Historic CultureThe Role of Hebrew in Diaspora JudaismNotes and BibliographyIndex
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