They've Lived Their Whole Lives in Israel. Hebrew Is Their Second Language

Their parents immigrated to Israel years ago from the former Soviet Union, but these children still prefer to speak, watch movies and use TikTok in Russian. They explain why

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Liza Rozovsky
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Liza Rozovsky
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“There are 28 kids in my class, and about 60 percent of them speak Russian,” says Eitan Amzelt, who lives in Petah Tikvah and is in the fourth grade. “I talk to them in Russian. With Sashok, I sometimes speak Ukrainian, because he doesn’t know all the words in Russian. He doesn’t speak Russian as well as I do, only because he was born in Ukraine, where they speak Ukrainian.”

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