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is hebrew a dead langauage?

No, Hebrew is not a dead language. While it was largely a liturgical language used only in religious contexts for many centuries, it was successfully revived in the late 19th and early 20th centuries to become a spoken and written language again. Today, Modern Hebrew is one of the two official languages of Israel (the other being Arabic), and it is spoken by millions of people, both in Israel and around the world. This revival of Hebrew, led primarily by Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, is unique; it's the first and so far only known instance of a dead language being revived to serve as a national language for everyday use. Prior to this revival, Hebrew was mainly used for prayer and study in Jewish communities, while other languages such as Yiddish, Ladino, or the local languages of the various countries where Jews lived were used for daily life. Today, Hebrew is taught in schools in Israel, used in the media, literature and daily life, and is continually adapting to modern circumstances with new words and expressions. So not only is Hebrew not a dead language, but it is also a vibrant and evolving language.

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