The Revival of Hebrew | February 15th, 2017 @7pm

Gil Hovav

The IJM is delighted to present an evening talk with Gil Hovav. The talk will take place at the IJM Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 at 7PM.

Gil Hovav (1962), Israel’s leading culinary journalist and television personality, comes from one of the most respected lineages in the Jewish world: he is the great-grandson of Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, the reviver of the Hebrew language; the grandson of Itamar Ben-Avi, who began modern Hebrew journalism; and the son of Moshe & Drora Hovav, “founding members” of Israel’s modern day public radio. Gil himself, with his illustrious career in journalism, publishing, television and as an author, has played a major role in the revival of Israeli cuisine and the change Israel has undergone in recent years, from a country of basic traditional foods into a “gourmet nation”. As an author, Gil has published three best-selling novels, all related in different ways, to his family’s colourful history, exposing with humour and emotion a Jerusalem of his childhood that no longer exists. The fourth, titled ‘Twenty Four Doors’, was published in April 2015 and hit the top of the national bestseller list.

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