Academy of the Hebrew Language

My Word: Israeli road signs and wonders

Even minding its Ps and Qs, the end result could still be Petah Tiqwa instead of Petah (or Petach) Tikvah.

A haredi family walks down the street in the Makor Baruch neighborhood of Jerusalem

One-third of couples say COVID-19 harmed sex life - study

On Israel Family Day, more couples were found desiring divorce due to the pandemic as trust in teacher plummeted.


Hebrew Language Academy spars with Hebrew U again over English programs

"We call upon the management of the Hebrew University to retract its intention to teach in English," the Academy wrote in a press release.

Flashcards with Hebrew words, including the word "Tapuach," meaning "apple". (Illustrative)

What are the most Israeli words?

The Academy of the Hebrew Language has picked one word for each of the country's seven decades.


Continuing the unprecedented revival of the Hebrew language

In Biblical Hebrew, there were approximately 7,000 words. Modern Hebrew has approximately 33,000 words.

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