Hebrew: Its History, Place, and Use of the Language in Jewish Tradition

In the Jewish tradition, Hebrew, known simply as Lashon-Kodesh (“the Holy Tongue”) was often reserved for sacred study of the Torah and religious texts, synagogue prayers, and reading from the Sefer Torah on Shabbat and holidays. Often, Jews throughout the Diaspora created new Jewish languages (such as Ladino, Yiddish, Judeo-Arabic, and Judeo-Persian). However, from the […]