There is an exciting new movie scheduled to be released in 2014 about the life of the creator of Modern Hebrew, Eliezer Ben Yehudah. Using his knowledge of Hebrew his family became the first Hebrew speaking family since Roman times. It hopes to gain an audience of Jews and Christians alike to tell the story this fascinating and influential man who changed the state of Israel forever.
From the production company:CoDe Pictures presents a movie about Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, the father of modern Hebrew. A man born in the Russian Empire in 1858, great in intellect, small in stature and frail from a lifetime of Tuberculosis.He believed in the symbiotic relationship between the rebirth of Israel on its ancestral soil and the revival of Hebrew as a spoken language. For his conviction, he was ostracized, persecuted and even imprisoned. This frail man suffered greatly, but the power of his conviction never diminished!“For everything there is needed only one wise, clever and active man, with the initiative to devote all his energies to it… one pioneer who will lead the way without leaving any possibility of turning back.” –Eliezer Ben-YehudaIt’s really more than a movie: it’s a movement to honor the founders of modern Israel.