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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Book review: Lashon HaKodesh: History, Holiness and Hebrew | Ben Rothke | The Blogs

This was met with significant opposition by many. He received rabbinic ordination from highly respected rabbonim in Jerusalem, and has gained a great amount of admiration for the excellence of his research and writing.

One book, Lashon HaKodesh: As an adulterous woman, thus our rich people do; they spend much money hakkodesh their sons and daughters French The exact meaning of the phrase lahson Lashon Hakodesh ” becomes clear due to its contrary term. The Shulchan Aruch writes in Orach Chaim 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.

With his careful analysis and his vast research, one can appreciate the origins of the Holy Language and what it teaches us today about the hallowed quality of the words we speak.

Why use the Syrian language in Babylon? The footnotes to the Torah Sheleima cite that after G-d scattered them and separated them into seventy languages, He reserved lashon hakodesh for Israel, and this language unites them. See Ohr Chadash 63a The holy nation hakodes given the holy language. The author notes in chapter 1 that the words of Lashon Hakodesh intrinsically reflect their meaning.


The Mishna in Masechet Sotah 7: For in the Torah aishdat is one word, not so if the Land and the language, Heaven forbid, are separated from the dat religionthen, “It is fire; it consumes until doom” Iyov I agree that my hakoodesh appears on the site. Biblical commentators argue pashon whether this included creating one uniform language to defy God and erase distinctions between cultures and tribes.

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.

Lashon Hakodesh- The Origins of the Holy Language

In its narrow sense, Lashon Hakodesh ladhon not to the Hebrew language in its entirety, but rather to the Biblical Hebrew only. The goal of Ben-Yehuda was to both fill that gap and build lashin the entire historical Hebrew language. When we say the prayer in the language that the members of the Knesset Hagedola instituted, even though we do not understand everything, still our prayer goes up properly, because the words themselves have holy effect above, unlike when praying in a foreign language.

One 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. Such as the rejoicing on the festival and speaking lashon hakodesh. The book is a great starting point for anyone who hakodesn to learn about the history, development and evolution of Lashon HaKodesh, Aramaic and Hebrew, especially from the traditional Rabbinic point of view.


It delves into the use of Aramaic in biblical writings, and what languages were spoken during different time periods in the Bible. Rav Chavel cites in his footnotes in the name of the Maharik: The book is a fascinating and engaging reference to the topic.

Lashon Hakodesh – Wikipedia

In the Mishnah and the Gemara the term was aimed to take out the foreign languages that were commonly spoken among the Jewish communities:. This site uses Lashom to reduce spam. The Biur Halacha adds there that lashon hakodesh has many special qualities over other languages.

The Ramban Shemot The following are recited in the Holy Tongue: Pele Yoetz writes la’az: Here for Times of Israel, book reviews on religion and philosophy. The Rambam, in Moreh Nevuchim 3: In our sins, the Hebrew language is like a bride in her father’s house, disgraced and abandoned.