Language has been a barrier to communication among many nationalities. However, Jews have always been united by a common distinctive language - either Hebrew, Aramaic, Yiddish, Ladino, or Moroccan. This fluency in multiple languages has been advantageous to Jews despite our dispersion around the world.
Although this need has decreased in recent years, we still need to communicate easily with other Jews by translating or writing. We have to help the Hebrew language come alive. We also need to help our children remember their native language.
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