At the end of the Second Temple Period, a new religious institution emerged among the Jews who lived in the Land of Israel – the synagogue (‘Bet Kenesset’ in Hebrew).
Ezra the Scribe (‘Ezra Ha-Sofer’ in Hebrew), who lived in the 5th century BC, already established the public Torah reading, and by doing this, laid the foundations of the liturgical text in Judaism. The liturgical text would later evolve into a rich, poetic, and spiritual culture that is a well-defined unit within the development of the Hebrew language.
The Jewish blessings, prayers, and poems are written in this Hebrew.
If your heart and soul long to fully understand the treasured meanings of Jewish blessings, songs, prayers and poems heard in the synagogue from generation to generation, we offer lessons devoted to this meaningful study focused on speaking and understanding.