Let my people know?

Should the Hebrew Bible be taught like a foreign language?

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May 18, 2009 09:28
Let my people know?

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Ghil'ad Zuckerman believes the answer to that question is yes, arguing Israelis are incapable of recognizing fine points of aspects and tenses in the Bible. Shira Leibowitz Schmidt, however, thinks that's a bad idea, arguing if the new Bible translation into everyday Hebrew becomes standard in schools, children will be cut off from the wellsprings of their culture.


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