Italian Hebrew

Italian Hebrew or Italki Hebrew refers to the pronunciation system for liturgical Hebrew traditionally used by Italian Jews.


The Italian pronunciation of Hebrew is similar to that of conservative Spanish and Portuguese Jews. Distinguishing features are:

This pronunciation has in many cases been adopted by the Sephardi, Ashkenazi and Appam communities of Italy as well as by the Italian-rite communities.


  1. Elia S. Artom, "La pronuncia dell'ebraico presso gli Ebrei di Italia", in Scritti in memoria di F. Luzzatto, Rassegna Mensile di Israel 28 (1962): 26-30.
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