Canaanite languages
The Canaanite languages are a subfamily of the Semitic languages, which were spoken by the ancient peoples of the Canaan region, the Canaanites (including the Israelites and Phoenicians), Amorites, Am...
Hebrew language
Hebrew street sign, above in Hebrew script, below in Latin transliteration. Aluf Batslut veAluf Shum ("The Onion Champion and the Garlic Champion") is a play by Hayyim Nahman Bialik.Hebrew (/ˈhiːbruː/...
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Jewish languages
Jewish languages are the various languages and dialects that developed in Jewish communities around the world.
Early Northwest Semitic (ENWS) materials are attested to and from 2350 BCE to 12...
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Phoenician language
Phoenician was a language originally spoken in the coastal (Mediterranean) region then called "Canaan" in Phoenician, Arabic, Greek, and Aramaic, "Phoenicia" in Greek and Latin, and "Pūt" in Ancient E...
Judæo-Iranian languages
The Judæo-Iranian languages (or dialects) are a number of related Jewish variants of Iranian languages spoken throughout the formerly extensive realm of the Persian Empire. Judaeo-Iranian dialects are...
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Yinglish
Yinglish words (also referred to colloquially as Hebronics) are neologisms created by speakers of Yiddish in English-speaking countries, sometimes to describe things that were uncommon in the old coun...
Judaeo-Georgian
Judaeo-Georgian (Georgian: ყივრული ენა) (also known as Kivruli and Gruzinic) is the traditional dialect of the Georgian language spoken by Georgian Jews, the ancient Jewish community of the Caucas...
Edomite language
The Edomite language was a Hebrewic dialect spoken by the Edomites in southwestern Jordan and parts of Israel in the first millennium BC. It is known only from a very small corpus. In early times, it ...
Emanuel Tov
Emanuel Tov (Hebrew: עמנואל טוב‎; born 1941) is Professor in the Department of Bible at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Emanuel Tov was born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands during the Germ...
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Medieval Hebrew
Medieval Hebrew has many features that distinguish it from older forms of Hebrew. These affect grammar, syntax, sentence structure, and also include a wide variety of new lexical items, which are usu...
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Phoenician alphabet
The Phoenician alphabet, called by convention the Proto-Canaanite alphabet for inscriptions older than around 1200 BC, is the oldest verified consonantal alphabet, or abjad. It was used for the writin...
Niqqud
In Hebrew orthography, niqqud or nikkud (Hebrew: נִקּוּד,  nikud,  niqqûḏ ; "dotting, pointing" or Hebrew: נְקֻדּוֹת,  nekudot,  nəquddôṯ ; "dots") is a system of...
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Me'assefim
The Me'assefim were a group of Hebrew writers who between 1784 and 1811 published their works in the periodical Ha-Me'assef, which they had founded. In 1782 Moses Mendelssohn's German translation of t...
Yevanic language
Yevanic, also known as Judæo-Greek or Romaniyot, is a Greek dialect formerly used by the Romaniotes, a group of Greek Jews whose presence in the Levant is documented since the Hellenistic period. Its ...
Neta Hebrew
NETA (Hebrew: נוער לטובת העברית‎, No'ar leTovat ha'Ivrit), literally Youth in Favour of Hebrew, is a Hebrew language curriculum for students. Following the subsequent involvement of the Isr...
Canaanite shift
In historical linguistics, the Canaanite shift is a sound change that took place in the Canaanite dialects, which belong to the Northwest Semitic branch of the Semitic languages family. This sound cha...
Itamar Ben-Avi
Itamar Ben-Avi (Also Ittamar, Hebrew: איתמר בן אב"י‎; born Ben-Zion Ben-Yehuda, בן-ציון בן-יהודה on 31 July 1882, died 8 April 1943) was the son of Eliezer Ben-Yehuda. Eliezer is credited wi...
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Zionides
The songs of Zion (Hebrew: צִיּוֹן‎), i.e., the lyrical hymns which express the longing of the Jewish nation to see the hill of Zion and the city of Jerusalem shine again in all their former glo...
Netiva Ben-Yehuda
Herzliya Hebrew GymnasiumNetiva Ben Yehuda (Hebrew: נתיבה בן-יהודה‎, b. July 1928, Tel Aviv – d. 28 February 2011) was an Israeli author, editor and media personality. She was a commander in...
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Targumatik
Targumatik is a machine translation program which was developed by the Israeli programmer Larry E. Smith. It is capable of automatically translating complete texts from English to Hebrew and vice vers...
Leshon Hakodesh
Leshon Hakodesh (Hebrew: לשון הקודש‎; lit. "the sacred language" or "the holy language" or "the Tongue of Holiness") is a Jewish term and appellation attributed to the Hebrew language, in wh...
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War of the Languages
The war of languages (Hebrew: מלחמת השפות‎; also known as The fight between languages) was a debate in Ottoman Palestine revolving around the language of instruction in the country's new Jewish ...
ArtScroll
ArtScroll is an imprint of translations, books and commentaries from an Orthodox Jewish perspective published by Mesorah Publications, Ltd., a publishing company based in Brooklyn, New York. Its gener...
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Joseph M. Baumgarten
Joseph M. Baumgarten (Vienna, September 7, 1928 – December 4, 2008) was a Semitic scholar known for his knowledge in the field of Jewish legal texts from biblical law to Mishnaic law and including the...
Revealer of Secrets
Revealer of Secrets, first published in 1819, is an epistolary novel by Joseph Perl, a proponent of Jewish emancipation and Haskalah. It is often considered the first modern novel in Hebrew. The book ...
Sephardi Hebrew
Sephardi Hebrew (or Sepharadi Hebrew) is the pronunciation system for Biblical Hebrew favored for liturgical use by Sephardi Jewish practice. Its phonology was influenced by contact languages such as...
Hebrew and Jewish epic poetry
Though an abundance of historical reminiscence and legend lay in the storehouse of Jewish literature, none of it was built into epic poems until relatively recently. Religious and secular poets, it is...