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Yiddish is essentially a Germanic language written in Hebrew characters. Over time it acquired words and grammatical patterns from other tongues (these now form a
What Yiddish was to Ashkenazi Jews, Ladino was to the Jews of medieval Spain and their descendants, the true Sephardim. Also known as Judesco, Judaeo-Spanish,
Introduction to Jewish Languages Other Than English Originally, the language of the Jews was Hebrew, but it died out as the everyday language spoken by
Kids animation study for Hebrew Alphabet (excellent video introducing the Hebrew alphabet, its letters and their sounds)(8 minutes, 8 seconds) Hebrew Alphabet (Judaism 101) Hebrew
Hebrew is a very ancient language. Its evolution can be divided up into six distinctive periods. The Hebrew language underwent some changes during each of
The letter AYIN ע represents the number seventy in the Hebrew alphabet and numerology. It is a symbol of perception and insight. The word AYIN
The letter ZAYIN has a numerical value of seven, alluding to the seven days in which the world was created. As the number seven, ZAYIN
Each letter of the Hebrew alphabet is ascribed a particular number. Before the adoption of Arabic numerals, Hebrew numbers consisted of letters. Soon an entire
The letter SAMECH equals the number sixty in Hebrew numerology. Its circular form is symbolic of the endless cycle of life. The letter SAMECH is
The letter VAV is equal to the number six and is the symbol of connection, portraying a bridge in structure. As the number six, the
Printing revolutionised the world. It brought knowledge to the masses, increased literacy and spread information. This was also true of Hebrew printing and its effect
The letter NUN has a numerical value of fifty, and is the symbol of faithfulness. There are two forms of the letter NUN: the bent