Harry Styles wants to learn Hebrew.

The One Direction hunk is determined to become fluent in the ancient West Semitic language after reportedly becoming obsessed with all things Jewish and has even taking up lessons to help him with his learning.

A source told the Daily Star newspaper: ''Harry's made it his mission to learn to speak and write Hebrew. His obsession started with his tattoos, but now he's becoming very serious about learning as much as he can. So far he learnt to write his name and One Direction in Hebrew.''

The 19-year-old singer has been picking up Jewish lifestyle tips from his director friend Ben Winston and has grown a fondness of kosher food.

The insider explained: ''Harry also loves kosher food. He regularly visits kosher restaurants on New York. He's even organised for One Direction to play in Israel this year. Ben has been helping him with Jewish cultural tips and Harry has even taken the prayers at their house on Sabbath.''

Harry's Hebrew body art - the name of his older sister Gemma written on his arm in the language - and his decision to mark religious holiday Yom Kippur sparked speculation that he was secretly Jewish last year.

However, his father Des Styles took to Twitter to shot down the rumours.

He wrote: ''No idea where the rumours came from but, categorically, Harry is 0 % Jewish. Not at all.''