Center for Muslim-Jewish Engagement

A Partnership between the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion,
Omar Ibn Al Khattab Foundation, & USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture


Jewish Languages
  • Jewish Language Research Website This page presents contacts, descriptions, and basic bibliographies for dozens of Jewish languages, many of which are hybrids between Hebrew and the lingua franca of whatever land in which Jews lived
  • Overview of Jewish Languages This article provides a brief narrative overview of the linguistic contexts of Jewish communities throughout history
  • Jewish Languages Dying Out Many of the 27 Jewish languages listed in are extinct or nearly obsolete
  • Hebrew's Theological Significance According to Jewish tradition, Hebrew is the original language of humanity and the language spoken by God
  • The Revival of Hebrew "Dead" for over a millennium, the Hebrew language was re-embraced by proponents of the Jewish enlightenment, and then fully reborn in Palestine

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