Why do so many Messianic congregations use Hebrew language when the majority of people speak English?

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Why do so many Messianic congregations use Hebrew language when the majority of people speak English?

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I have been asked this question many times over the years by new attendees of Messianic congregations. The primary reason that Hebrew language is used is because this was the language that our G-d chose to use to communicate the truth of Scripture (along with Greek). The second reason is that the Hebrew language is the language which the liturgy of the synagogue delivered to us historically. I also believe that many translations into different languages have missed the nuance meanings and accuracy that is found in the Hebrew Scripture alone. Anyone who does much translation work in the text can attest to the incredible amount of difficulty it takes in bringing the Hebrew language over into English or any other language for that matter. By returning to the Hebrew language as the basis for our liturgy and reciting of Scripture we are demonstrating that this language has importance for all of our understanding of G-d’s Word. I do think it is important for those congregations that use Hebr