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Dalet

The letters of the Hebrew Alef Bet are unique insofar that they communicate meaning, and are therefore studied, independent of the words they form. This...

Gimmel

The letters of the Hebrew Alef Bet are unique insofar that they communicate meaning, and are therefore studied, independent of the words they form. This...

Bet

The letters of the Hebrew Alef Bet are unique insofar that they communicate meaning, and are therefore studied, independent of the words they form. This...

What do so many Jewish names start with 'J', if Hebrew does not have this letter in its alphabet?

Question: If there is no letter 'J' in the Hebrew alphabet, why are there so many words starting with it? Thanks, Joe Answer: That's the...

A Language of Letters: Inside the Hebrew Alef Bet

Unique Language Biblical Hebrew, also known as "Lashon Kodesh" (The Holy Tongue) is a unique language. It is the only language whose...

What did ancient Hebrew letters look like? Is it the same as Hebrew letters today?

The original letters were the Assyrian script1 that we presently use to write Torah scrolls and mezuzahs. The Torah was originally given in Assyrian...

What is Rashi script?

Question: Why did the Torah & Talmud commentary, 'Rashi', have his own type of script? Answer: Rashi did not invent the script commonly...

What does the word 'Selah' mean?

Question: In the prayers, I see the Hebrew word 'Selah' is often simply 'translated' to English as 'Selah' - often...

What is the meaning of "Yasher Koach"?

Rabbi Shlomo Chein: Welcome. I'll be with you in a moment...what's on your mind? Adina: why do people say Shekoyach please? What does it mean please?...

Why is Hebrew read from right to left?

According to Kabbalah, the right side symbolizes greater spiritual revelation, as opposed to the left ("weaker") side, which symbolizes a...