I hope it’s okay to post 2 questions on a single thread.
Do most Jews know Hebrew? I’m curious regarding the comparison of Jews/Hebrew to Catholics/Latin. In other words, Latin is no longer the universal language used in the Mass. Now it is in the local language. Therefore almost no Catholic laypeople, and apparently not all priests, speak Latin any more. Did the same thing happen to the Hebrew language in the synagogue?
As posted on another thread, my son has been invited to someone’s home for a seder. I thought it would be polite and maybe a little fun if he knew a simple Hebrew phrase to greet his hosts with. Nothing fancy – maybe just “Thank you for inviting me,” or whatever you recommend. (And please, no jokes to get him in trouble! )