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A newly minted prize to promote and preserve the Hebrew language will be awarded
on Tuesday to translator and editor Amazia Porat.
The prize, the Eliezer
Ben- Yehuda Prime Ministerial Prize, was established last January by a cabinet
decision that set up an annual four-day conference devoted to the study and
promulgation of Hebrew.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will present
Porat with the prize at the conference, to be held in Rishon
Porat is receiving the NIS 70,000 prize, according to a statement
by the Prime Minister's Office, for his life work in editing and translating,
and in training generations of Hebrew language editors and
Porat has been a member of the Hebrew Language Academy for