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Answered 2014-11-24 17:15:57

NO. Do Christians only speak English?

More seriously, though, most Jews speak the lingua franca or official language(s) of their country of birth or residence. For example, most American, Canadian (aside from Quebec), and British Jews speak English. Most Quebecois and French Jews speak French. Most Argentine and Mexican Jews speak Spanish. Most Russian and Ukrainian Jews speak Russian. Many also speak Jewish languages, of which Hebrew is just one of many, including: Yiddish, Ladino, Yevanic, and Judeo-Arabic.

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Answered 2014-11-24 17:57:57

Hebrew is used for prayers, blessings, and reading the Torah. Talmud-study uses a mix of Hebrew and Aramaic. Otherwise, daily conversation in Hebrew takes place only in Israel.

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Answered 2018-04-21 15:32:22

No. 20% of the population of Israel is not Jewish. There are Christian, Muslims, and Druze who speak Hebrew, as well as other ethnicities in Israel.

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