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Eliezer Ben-Yehuda and the Making of Modern Hebrew
The Lithuania-born visionary turned an ancient language into a spoken one.
Similar Jewish Words You Don’t Want to Mix Up
From kibbitz/kibbutz to mitzvah/mikveh, we round up some easily confused Hebrew and Yiddish terms.
What Is the Meaning of Chai?
The Hebrew word for life is a popular symbol and toast — and is linked to the number 18.
A Guide to Jewish Acronyms and Abbreviations
Common Hebrew (and Aramaic) shorthand translated and explained.
Why is Hebrew Written from Right to Left?
Most languages are written from left to right. Hebrew is one of the exceptions.
How To Read the Hebrew Alphabet
Known as the Aleph Bet, the Hebrew alphabet contains 22 letters.
Hebrew Literature in Translation: A Reader’s Guide
You don't have to know Hebrew to enjoy some of Israel's best books.
7 Things You Should Know About Hebrew
The Jewish people's traditional language has a storied past.
Praying in Hebrew
Sometimes not understanding the words can actually enhance the experience of prayer.
What Does Mazel Tov Mean?
This popular Jewish phrase of congratulation is a literally a comment on the alignment of the stars.