Lashon HaKodesh: History, Holiness, & Hebrew
Mosaica Press, 24 בנוב׳ 2014 - 294 עמודים
A Linguistic Journey from Eden to Israel
Throughout Jewish literature, the Hebrew language is referred to as Lashon HaKodesh. Its history, origins, decline, and rebirth are simply fascinating. Furthermore, at its deepest level, Lashon HaKodesh is called such (“the Holy Language”) because it is intrinsically sacred – and is thus unlike any other language known to Man.
Lashon HaKodesh: History, Holiness, & Hebrew seeks to understand the holiness of Lashon HaKodesh, follows its history, and focuses on the significance of Aramaic and other ‘Jewish languages’ such as Yiddish and Ladino. An extended section is devoted to Modern Hebrew, its controversies, and its implications from a religious perspective. This unique work delves into the linguistic history of each ‘Jewish language’, as well as the philological, Kabbalistic, and Halachic approaches to this topic taken by various Rabbinic figures through the ages. The author also compares and contrasts traditional Jewish views to those of modern-day academia, offering proofs and difficulties to both approaches.
As the old saying goes, “Two Jews, three opinions.” In almost every chapter, more than one way of looking at the matter at hand is presented. In some cases, the differing opinions can be harmonized, but ultimately many matters remain subject to dispute. Hopefully, the mere knowledge of these sources will whet the reader’s intellectual curiosity to learn more.
מה אומרים אנשים - כתיבת ביקורת
Rav Elio Moti Sonnenfeld
Made aliya a few years ago to Israel
His daughter was killed in a car accident
Elio Moti Sonnefeld he donated in her memory a number of projectsElio Moti Sonnenfeld is the great grandchild of the great Rav Sonnefeld
The Tower of Babel
Abraham the Hebrew
The Jews in Egypt
Replacing Lashon HaKodesh
The Language Wars
Foreign Influences on Lashon HaKodesh
Development of Aramaic
Egyptian Names in the Bible
Prayers in Aramaic
Maharal on Aramaic and Lashon HaKodesh
Additions and Corrections