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Between the two of them, Tal and Ido Dekker have translated 2,000 TED Talks into Hebrew. Photo: Courtesy of the Dekkers Between the two of them, Tal and Ido Dekkers have translated 2,000 TED Talks into Hebrew. Photo: Courtesy of the Dekkers

The Open Translation Project has a global family of over 18,000 volunteers. But for the Dekkers — living in Sde Warburg, Israel — the OTP family isn’t a figure of speech. They’ve made translating TED Talks into Hebrew a true family affair.

Husband and wife Ido and Tal Dekkers have worked on more than 2,000 translations between them. Ido, the most prolific translator in the OTP program, has brought 1,800 talks into Hebrew and Tal has worked on 200. And while their two daughters, May and Adi, are still improving their English enough to do their own translations, they’ve caught their parents’ TED mania too, and help review their translations. May, who’s older, has also helped her father work on several TED-Ed lessons.

TED-Ed lessons are a particular favorite…

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