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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

An Egyptian Novelist Writes About How Learning Hebrew "Teaches Us Something About Ourselves"

Egyptian novelist Nael El Toukhy, who reads and translates Hebrew,  has written a series of five articles on "How Hebrew Teaches us Something About Ourselves." It appeared in five parts in Arabic earlier this year on MadaMasr, and is now appearing in English. Thee first three parts have now appeared in English at the MadaMasr site: Part I; Part II; Part III. Each English article also carries a link to the original Arabic. You can already find the Arabic versions of Part IV and Part V, and I assume those parts will soon appear in English as well.

It's worth a read for anyone interested in either or both languages.

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