Casinos supporting Hebrew language

The most commonly known of the West Semitic languages, Hebrew has written records extending all the way back to the 10th century BCE. Most commonly associated as the language of the early Israelites and one of two official languages in Israel today alongside Arabic, there are surprisingly few native speakers worldwide.

While most children of the Jewish faith learn at least a certain amount of Hebrew at one point in time or another, it's limited liturgical use means that most don't retain what they've learned or ever speak fluently. Further, the liturgical version of the language is Ancient Hebrew, which only bears a slight resemblance to Modern Hebrew as spoken by Israelis today. As such, there are only about 9 million native speakers of Hebrew in the world, with the highest concentration being in the United States with approximately 220,000. Most of those American speakers are Israeli immigrants.

Modern Hebrew is one of the more organic languages in existence, growing and changing with every reintroduction to a new culture while still retaining its unique character. German and Yiddish have especially large influences on Hebrew as it is spoken today and even some English idioms have worked their way into the official language.

Close

Order By

Showing 5 Casinos