This Day in Jewish History / First Boy to Be Raised Speaking Modern Hebrew Dies

Itamar Ben-Avi was son of Eliezer Ben Yehuda, the founder of the resurrected ancient language.

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On April 8, 1943, Itamar Ben-Avi – the first child to be raised speaking modern Hebrew – died at the age of 60. The son of Eliezer Ben Yehuda, the Zionist founder of the resurrected ancient language, Ben-Avi...