The Academy of the Hebrew Language has unveiled a new website aiming to offer visitors a comprehensive, user-friendly guide to the organization's decisions on all matters related to Modern Hebrew. The Academy's decisions related to grammar and orthography have already been posted to the site, as well as a question-and-answer section and a list of frequently asked questions. Visitors can also submit questions to academy experts, and even consult with them on Hebraizing non-Hebrew first or last names.
The Academy also asks visitors to contribute to the new website by sharing their own linguistic habits. This information will then be incorporated into the linguistic, historical and cultural considerations that guide the Academy in its decisions.
The site's homepage offers a dynamic display of historical documentation, articles on linguistic matters and neologisms. In the future, the site will include an online bookstore and electronic library of academy publications and more. Although the site has an English language interface, the Hebrew language database and query functions are operational only in the Hebrew language interface.