This article is taken from a talk about Hebrew Latinized type given at the 2004 Friends of St Bride Conference. It is an attempt to demonstrate why Latinized Hebrew type is problematic, both from cultural and functional aspects. The article provides an overview of the Hebrew script, and a comparison of Hebrew and Latin writing, followed by a discussion of the influence of Latin on Hebrew. This is attributed in part to globalization, and, in particular, what the author refers to as Israel's process of Americanization.