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  11/18/2012, Kislev 4, 5773

Government Approves Hall of the Hebrew Language


The cabinet approved, Sunday, the establishment, in Jerusalem, of a hall for the Hebrew language in the framework of a series of decisions in order to strengthen the status of the language. A statement by the Prime Minister's Media, the hall will preserve, develop and promote research regarding the treasures of Hebrew's knowledge, heritage and  culture, and will attract visitors. NIS 500,000 has been allocated for its planning, in addition to 400,000 shekels from the World Zionist Organization and NIS 300,000 from the Municipality of 

Under the decision, the 21st of the Hebrew month of Tevet, the birthday of Eliezer Ben-Yehuda - who revived Hebrew as a living language - will be recognized as "Hebrew Language Day". On this day, the Prime Minister will award a special Eliezer Ben-Yehuda Memorial Prize for strengthening the status of the Hebrew language. The awarding of the prize will be in the framework of an annual conference to be held in Jerusalem and which will deal with the Hebrew language. The statement said, "Medals will be awarded annually to people who have made important contributions to the status of, and research regarding, the Hebrew language."