modern and classical languages and literatures

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Hebrew

Overview

HebrewFlagHebrew is the original language of the Bible, which continues to influenced in direct and indirect ways much of the world’s thought, literature and culture.  It is the official language of Israel, so learning it can help you get a job, live, study or invest there. While a small country, Israel is a world leader in high tech and medical technology, and is home to some highly regarded universities.

As the language of the Jewish people, learning Hebrew gives you access to 4,000 years of thought and history that spans all around the world. Written on archeological relics in museums around the world, it is the language that first recorded the alphabet, and the only ancient language still spoken today.

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