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Russia
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This entry treats Jewish and Christian use of Hebrew in areas of Eurasia loosely and sometimes anachronistically termed ‘Russian’ due to the modern expansion of political boundaries. As throughout the world, Jews in Russia utilized Hebrew for prayer, study, and correspondence, while also adopting local languages. Medieval translations from Hebrew to Slavic influenced Russian Orthodox Christians and arguably the heretical ‘J…

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Gruber, Yeshayahu, “Russia”, in: Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics, Edited by: Geoffrey Khan. Consulted online on 21 March 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-4241_ehll_EHLL_COM_00000667>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004176423



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