This Day in Jewish History 1858: Hebrew's Reviver Is Born

Born Eliezer Yitzhak Perelman, Eliezer Ben-Yehuda is known as the father of modern Hebrew, having revived the ancient language for life in the Jewish national home.

On January 7, 1858, Eliezer Yitzhak Perelman, better known by the name he adopted for life as a Hebrew speaker in Palestine, Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, was born....