This Dreamer Was Called a Heretic -- Because He Wanted Jews to Speak Hebrew!
Today, Hebrew is the official language of the Jewish people... but that almost wasn't the case. In the early 20th century, religious Jews thought it was blasphemy to use their "holy language" for everyday conversation, and secular Jews from Europe preferred to speak the languages of their native countries. Even Zionist leader Theodor Herzl envisioned a Jewish state with German as the official language.
But one man made it his life's work to bring the Hebrew language back to life... a calling, he says, began with a vision from God.