By Anat Hoffman
Hebrew is a language obsessed with sex. Every noun is either male or female and verbs and adjectives have to follow their example. The language allows sexism in places that normally seem innocent, but it is a subtle way of making women feel excluded. Nouns for professions normally have both a male and female forms, but for some reason we prefer to use the male form no matter who might be doing the job. Men never take a moment to think about how that would feel if the tables were turned.