The Hebrew Language

-When and why did the “v” become “b,” so that the Hebrew, “Ivrit,” became the English “Hebrew”? (Haaretz)

-Why have certain Hebrew neologism’s caught on in modern spoken Hebrew while others are ignored? (Forward)

-The Hebrew words for “evacuation� and “expulsion� are used in the context of the Gaza disengagement. The more neutral “eviction� is not used, because Hebrew lacks such a word, forcing Israelis to choose between the other choices “even if they would rather not.� (Forward)

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