New prize goes to top editor/translator

Amazia Porat to receive Eliezer Ben- Yehuda Prime Ministerial Prize.

January 18, 2011 05:18
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Porat 311. (photo credit: Courtesy)


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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.

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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will present Porat with the prize at the conference, to be held in Rishon Lezion.

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 translators.

Porat has been a member of the Hebrew Language Academy for 40 years.

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