July 02, 2007

Israeli government has an interactive website for new immigrants to learn Hebrew in their homes

The Immigrant Absorption Ministry of the Israeli government recently unveiled an interactive website, http://www.moia.gov.il/english/ivrit/ivrit1.htm, for new immigrants to learn Hebrew at their own pace and in their own homes, an initiative aimed at helping newcomers to improve their language skills.

The Israeli government hopes that the new Hebrew language website which has tabs for English, Russian, French, Spanish and Arabic speakers will be used by Jews around the world who plan to immigrate to Israel. The Israeli Minister of Immigrant Absorption said that it is of the utmost importance to strengthen the language skills of immigrants as a part of enabling them to be a part of the Israeli society.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

Learning Hebrew online on the internet is in reality a fulfillment of Bible prophecy for the last days. For almost 2,000 years the Hebrew language was considered a dead language, not used for commerce, education, or even daily conversation. In the late 1800's, a Jewish man named Eleazar ben Yehudah and his new wife immigrated to Israel from Europe. Ben Yehudah told his wife, "We are God's chosen people, living in God's chosen land; therefore, we must speak God's chosen language, Hebrew".

The new Israeli immigrant set out to make biblical Hebrew conversational, even inventing new Hebrew words. Ben Yehudah developed a Hebrew dictionary which included his new Hebrew words and he also developed the method of teaching Hebrew, the Ulpan. Now, the Israeli government has put Ben Yehudah's method of teaching Hebrew on the internet to help all learn the Hebrew language.

The reality of this story is that one man revived the Hebrew language after almost 2,000 years, which is exactly what the Bible said would happen. Jeremiah 31:23 reveals God's promise to give to the Jewish people their language when they returned to their land. The prophet Zephaniah said that in the Last Days God would return the pure language, Hebrew, to the Jewish people, Zephaniah 3:9.

Hebrew being taught on the internet in Israel is evidence that Bible prophecy will be fulfilled.