Hebrew language

A still from Victoria Hanna's video "Aleph-bet (Hosha'ana)."

The ‘edgiest’ singer on Israeli airwaves is an Orthodox mother of three


Victoria Hanna, a longtime fixture of the small indie Jewish spiritual music scene, released her first single this month. It’s just a riff on a Hebrew alphabet song, but the video became an Internet hit.

Screenshot from SANA, the Syrian Arab News Agency.

Syria’s state news agency is wooing Israelis in Hebrew

Global Politics
Ben and Jerry's ice cream in Israel is labeled "glida," the Aramaic word for frost. In modern Hebrew, it means ice cream.

A history of Hebrew, told one word at a time

Yair Lapid and the New Face of Israeli Politics

Catholics Praying in Hebrew in the Holy Land

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Hadarat Nashim: The Exclusion of Women

Global Politics

A Hebrew expression that describes “the exclusion of women”, is a phrase that few Israelis would have heard a few months ago. Now, it’s become a household expression after Orthodox Jewish soldiers refused to attend an events that involved women.

A Right Brain Religion Translated into a Left Brain Language

The World in Words

Do the Bible’s roots in Ancient Hebrew and Ancient Greek mean that it combines right and left brain thinking?

The World

Hebrew Immersion Charter School in New York

Global Politics

A Hebrew immersion charter school in New York has attracted students from a diversity of backgrounds. But some educators worry that schools like this one are too narrow in their appeal.

The World

Blog: The Long Walk to Israel

Passing the Erez border between Israel and the Gaza Strip on foot is an eerie experience.

The World

Israelis mark National Hebrew Day

Global Politics

A hundred-twenty years ago a scholar named Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, took a dead language and started adding words. Modern Hebrew is still a work in progress. Daniel Estrin reports.