Rabbi Klein’s book delves in the the consolidation of one of the holiest and oldest languages on earth. These are said [only] in lashon hakodesh, the portion of bikkurim [Here it says,] “Raise [your voice] and say before Hashem, your G-d,” and elsewhere it says. The term “Lashon Hakodesh” means different things to different people. It’s generally translated as “the holy language.” And what that language.

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For the traditional reader who wants to know the origins of the Divine language they are using for sacred purposes, the book will likely answer most of their questions.

Lashon Hakodesh-The Origins of the Holy Language –

It is said in the name of the Zohar that it is lasgon lashon hakodesh language of holiness and not lashon kedosha holy languagebecause it comes from a holy source. This is not merely a homiletic interpretation, as Chazal also warned about this Sifrei Parshat Jakodesh While others consider it to be an Indo-European language. In other words, they sensed that the redemption of Israel is dependent on the fact that they did not change their language.

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Post navigation Next Article. Because of this even their prayers are not proper with correct pronunciation, and accents and vowels And now, not only does not even one of a thousand know lashon hakodesh, our natural language, clearly — to understand in depth what he learns, or when he blesses and prays to insure that what he utters should be with the maximum meticulousness, as fitting to stand before the King of the Universe to find favor in His eyes so that it should not be considered habit alone — they do not care even if they deride and blaspheme.


The author details the many different dialects that developed from the original Biblical Hebrew, such as the variant dialects of Mishnaic Hebrew. The Mishna in Masechet Sotah 7: See Ohr Chadash 63a The holy nation was given the holy language.

This is meaning of Chazal’s statement that Israel were redeemed from Egypt in merit that they spoke in lashon hakodesh and did not change their language. This article has 1 comment. Since Israel’s unity is the basis for their redemption, there is extra importance for speaking in lashon hakodesh. The Bible is one of the most widely known sacred texts of all time. He adds that nowadays it is completely forbidden, since various sects translated the prayer; one sin leads to another, and they omitted the blessings of ingathering of exiles and of Yerushalayim.

The writings of the Jewish people are viewed as holy by Christians as well. In some Jewish Haredi denominations, the term is meant to describe old Hebrew as opposed to Modern Israeli Hebrew, and few extreme Haredi denominations even try to avoid using renewed words since the Revival of the Hebrew language.

While not an academic text, Klein takes a hybrid approach to the topic and quotes liberally from academic sources, but the book has a strong focus on traditional rabbinical sources.

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This page was last edited on 16 Novemberat When they are integrated with Torah — then, from His right [He gave] aishdat to them. Back to Main Page. Why use the Syrian language in Babylon?

Just as they want to erase the memory of Yerushalayim, so, too, they want to erase lashon hakodesh from Israel. The author knows there is no definitive answers on the development of Lashon Hakodesh and does his best to offer various theories and opinions.

The Torah-portion of ‘ Sotah ‘, the confession made at the presentation of the tithethe ‘ Shema ‘, and the ‘ Prayer ‘ …. Hamodesh for the generation of the dispersion, that they all spoke one language, as it says, “The whole land was one language,” and so, too, Israel are destined to speak in one language, as it says, “Then I will change the nations [to speak] a pure language.


The sefer Chanukat HaTorah writes about this on the verse, “An Aramean made my father lost and he descended to Egypt,” that this is what is said at the sale of Yosef, “They raised their eyes and saw a caravan of Ishmaelites coming from Gilad As an adulterous woman, thus our rich people do; they spend much money teaching their haoodesh and daughters French The author notes in chapter 1 that the words of Lashon Hakodesh intrinsically reflect their meaning.

And nothing that they propose to do will now be impossible for them.

Lashon Hakodesh (Hebrew)

Therefore, this language is not just one of seventy languages, but rather it is hewn from a different source. I am embarrassed of you, nation holy to Hashem, how did you forget lashln hakodesh, [which is] full of delight, and in every word and letter there are combinations of [Divine] names and truthful qualities. This was met with significant opposition by many. Once I heard from a learned Chazan, who wanted to show his meticulousness in praying before the amud, when he reached the blessing of Hashkiveinu, he said, “Guard tzei’atainu.

Language used in the writing of sacred manuscripts is often deemed to be holy because of the important messages for the world that are contained within these texts. Here for Times of Israel, book reviews on religion and philosophy.