June 18, 2013 eNewsletter
A member of the Jewish clergy who leads a congregation in songful prayer. ("Hazzan" in Hebrew.)
A language of West Semitic origins, culturally considered to be the language of the Jewish people. Ancient or Classical Hebrew is the language of Jewish prayer or study. Modern Hebrew was developed in the late-19th and early 20th centuries as a revival language; today it is spoken by most Israelis. |
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