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YELLIN, DAVID (1864-1942).

Hebrew scholar. Born in Jerusalem, he became one of the first active supporters of Eliezer Ben Yehudah in his efforts to revive Hebrew as a spoken language. Yellin helped found the Hebrew Language Academy and wrote important works on Maimonides, Hebrew poetry of the Middle Ages, and Hebrew grammar. He established a Teachers’ Institute in Jerusalem, and in his later years taught at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

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