Medieval Hebrew – The rise of Liturgical Hebrew

The ‘Piyyut’ {פיוט} (from the Greek word ‘poiétḗs’ which means ‘poet’), the Jewish liturgical poem which was recited/sung in synagogues, was one of the creative spiritual ways in which Jews expressed their deep connection to God. The nature of this unique spiritual poetry generated changes in some of the grammatical structures of Hebrew and created […]

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