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Modern Hebrew by Norman Berdichevsky

Modern Hebrew: The Epic Transformation of a Language

10:17 28 July
While teaching modern Hebrew in England and the United States, Norman Berdichevsky got a shock. Many of his students, he found, “were unable to utter a sentence in the modern language”—despite having attended Hebrew school at their synagogues for four or five years. “In modern...

BOOK REVIEW | BARBARA PROBST SOLOMON

10:31 06 May
BOOK REVIEW | BARBARA PROBST SOLOMON In Search of Peace at Auschwitz  Peter Matthiessen (who died this April at the age of 86) possesses an extraordinary range of bona fides—co-founder of The Paris Review, world famous naturalist, explorer, author of myriad books and the only...

The Story of Sergey Brin

16:14 06 May
It takes a bit of searching to find Sergey Brin’s office at the Googleplex. Tucked away in a corner of Building #43 on this sprawling campus near the southern tip of San Francisco Bay, past rows of colorfully decorated cubicles and dorm-like meeting spaces, Office...