[b-hebrew] When did Hebrew cease to be a commonly spoken language?

Ken Penner pennerkm at mcmaster.ca
Mon Jun 16 10:35:43 EDT 2003

> You can also find references in the Talmud to Jews in Jerusalem 
> seeking a translator because someone asked a question in 
> Aramaic.  On the other hand, I remember a reference to a Jew 
> outside of Israel asking his maid to explain what the Hebrew 
> in a passage meant.

If you could find the references for these passages, I would appreciate it.
I had heard of the second anecdote, but I couldn't track it down.

Ken Penner, McMaster/DSS

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