A Semitic language, it is used occasionally in Tanach, and is the primary language of the Talmud.

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Language of a ketubah for marriage

Can I write a ketubah in English or possibly in Hebrew? Or must it be in Aramaic? The problem is that my friends and I do not speak Aramaic any longer. Our Babylonian-Jewish ancestors did, but we ...
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Pronunciation of מסכתא (tractate)

Sometimes I hear מסֶכתא (pronounce: masechta) pronounced as מסִכתא (pronounce: masichta) by some people, particularly in Ashkenazi circles. Why is this?
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Meisvei in Gemorah

Why do many people pronounce the word Meisvei as such when in the Gemorah the pronounciation looks like it should be Meisevei? They don't seem to pronounce the yud.