- Modern Hebrew letters developed from the ancient Paleo Hebrew letters and are visually quite different from English letters.
- Hebrew letters have no upper and lower case and five of the Hebrew letters have a different form when they appear at the end of a word. On the other hand, each English letter has an upper and lower case form that does not change depending on their placement in a word.
- Hebrew uses an abjad writing system which simply means there are only consonant symbols and the reader is left to supply the appropriate vowel sound.
- Hebrew is read from right to left while English is left to right.
There are several distinct differences between Hebrew and English: