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Sunday, August 19 • 11:30am - 12:28pm
The Enlightenment & the first Hebrew newspaper

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Location: MR

1783 was the heyday of the 'Haskala' (Enlightenment) period when a group of Jewish scholars became the first to publish a monthly newspaper in Hebrew. This was the first use of Hebrew in a non-religious context and so began the re-birth of modern Hebrew. Ephraim will take you into the world of these scholars and show the evolution of Hebrew over the ensuing 200 years. (TN)

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Ephraim Zuriel

Together with his wife Emma, Ephraim is the Auckland Hebrew Congregation and Bnei Akiva Shaliach. Born and raised in Israel to American parents, Ephraim spent several years in different Yeshivas in Israel and has a BA from the Open University in Jewish History. He runs a business... Read More →

Sunday August 19, 2012 11:30am - 12:28pm NZST