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The Four Most Important Languages of Israel

The Four Most Important Languages of Israel

March 4, 2019 |

Israel is one of the youngest countries in the in the Middle East. It is a haven for persecuted Jews, and has developed into a strong military power. Its population is made up of a variety of ethnicities, most of whom practice Judaism, but does include other religious groups. Israel and Palestine have been in […]

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Six Things You Didn’t Know About Languages

Six Things You Didn’t Know About Languages

By Sarah-Claire Jordan Languages are extremely important. They are, possibly, one of the things that set humans apart from the rest of the animal kingdom. Besides helping us to communicate our needs and wants with each other, they serve as material for creating beautiful works of art in the form of poetry, novels, prose, and other […]

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The Language of Judaism: Three Things To Understand

The Language of Judaism: Three Things To Understand

December 1, 2015 |

By Sarah-Claire Jordan Hebrew is well-known as the language of a popular monotheistic religion, Judaism. It is also the official language of Israel, though not everyone in Israel practices Judaism. Besides that, it seems to be one of those languages that only certain groups of people know and speak, leaving the rest of us to […]

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Three Myths about the Origin of Language

Three Myths about the Origin of Language

[ 0 ] September 7, 2015 |

By Sarah-Claire Jordan There are countless theories about the origins of human language, even if many linguists and scientists in the past have claimed the search for the seed that human language grew from to be a fruitless one. However, this did not stop different cultures from trying to explain the fact that human language […]

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Aramaic: Where Did it Come From, and Will it Survive?

Aramaic: Where Did it Come From, and Will it Survive?

By Sarah-Claire Jordan If you don’t know much about languages of the Middle East, chances are the first time you heard of Aramaic was when a certain actor decided to make a film about Jesus. What became known to many as the language that Jesus spoke is much more complex than its portrayal in that […]

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Arabization and BiDi

Arabization and BiDi

A school of fish observe with awe the bubbles spew out of a creature with great dorsal protrusions and finned feet. A look behind the plasticized eye lids and the culprit is revealed, a human being at the lowest depths of the ocean! Similarly, a formation of birds choke with surprise; a palm tree is […]

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