Languages and Cultures

What language did Jews use?

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2016-03-26 20:04:07

Hebrew has always been the traditional language for Israelite and Jewish prayer, every day of the year. The Hebrew Bible and its commentaries are (and have been) studied in their Hebrew text, while the Talmud is (and was) learned in its mixture of Hebrew and closely-related Aramaic. Outside of Torah-study and prayer, in daily conversation and business matters we use (and have used) whatever is the local language, or Yiddish instead.

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Origin of the Hebrew language

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2016-03-26 11:29:12

At various times up to the destruction of the Temple, Jews used

Hebrew, Chaldean, Aramaic, Greek, etc. Since then, Jews have used

practically every language in the world.

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