The History of Hebrew in Israel
The Revival of Hebrew
In the late nineteenth century, the Hebrew language finally underwent a renaissance and expanding from Jerusalem outwards, Jews around the world began to revive their ancient language. The goal was to reform the Hebrew language, which for centuries had only been used in the synagogues, modernizing and developing it into a language suitable for everyday use. Thus Modern Hebrew began to take shape. Modern Hebrew is also called Ivrit. It is the revival of the language of the Torah that happened under the influence of enlightened Zionism, whereby it was also strongly influenced by modern European languages. As a result, there are many ancient Hebrew forms and phrases that are still taught in schools and used in the liturgy today, but which do not play a role in the everyday use of Modern Hebrew. Ivrit is considered to be the language of Moses, a sacred language that was successfully transformed into an everyday standard language through linguistic efforts. Thus, Modern Hebrew preserves the traditional Semitic phonetics only its orthography, but differs significantly in its modern pronunciation from the other Semitic languages in the language area. Our translators know the intricacies of Ivrit and translate your documents quickly and accurately. Also special fields are no problem for us. From Medicine to Marketing and Technical to Tourism and Business, we cover all fields. Find out for yourself about our comprehensive range of services beyond translations and also take advantage of our Terminology Managementand Language Engineering.
The Hebrew script is both the alphabet of the Talmud and that of today's modern Israeli media. It is based on the Hebrew book face type that had been developed in the second century CE (AD) by rabbis for the preparation of canonical texts. It is written and read from right to left. In Hebrew writing there is no distinction between uppercase and lowercase letters. However, in Modern Hebrew numbers are now written with Arabic numerals. Five million people worldwide speak Modern Hebrew, Ivrit, as a native language. It is the official language of the State of Israel (in addition to Arabic). We would be happy to convince you of our expertise in Hebrew. Emailus your texts and request a no-obligation quote!
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