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For the exact same reason that English is read left to right: that's just how it is.

Hebrew writing originated during a time when right-to-left was the standard.


According to Jewish mysticism, God created the Hebrew language to be used from right to left in order to make the attribute of kindness dominant over the attribute of severity. Kindness is associated (mystically) with the right side, while severity is associated with the left.

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because the Hebrew alphabet was designed for right-to-left writing, and the Latin alphabet (used in English) was designed for left-to-right writing.

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Yes, the two official languages of Israel (Hebrew and Arabic) are both written right-to left.

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Yes, it is read for right to left.

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There is nothing to fix. Hebrew is supposed to be read from right to left.

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