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The Jews shifted from Hebrew to Aramaic around 500 BCE - 100 BCE.

They started shifting back to Hebrew in the 1890's and today there are more than 6 million Hebrew speakers.

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The Jews shifted from Hebrew to Aramaic around 500 BCE - 100 BCE.

They started shifting back to Hebew in the 1890's and today there are more than 6 million Hebrew speakers.

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