What are the secrets of its survival?
Jewish mystics found Divinity in the Hebrew letters.
The Hebrew language was re-embraced by proponents of the Jewish enlightenment, then fully reborn in Palestine.
Jewish mystics took Judaism's reverence for the Hebrew language one step further, venerating the Hebrew letters themselves and considering them paths to the Divine.
According to Jewish tradition, Hebrew is the original language of humanity and the language spoken by God.
It's difficult to pinpoint the moment Hebrew emerged as a unique language.
Hebrew has undergone many changes, but as the language of the sacred texts, it has always had a special place in Judaism.
Jewish writers chose Hebrew, not German or Russian or even Yiddish, as the language with which to build a modern literary tradition.