After update TeXLive on 18.10.2022 (all packets) I get problem with xelatex compilng this combination:

\setotherlanguages{hebrew}% <- problem with this string 

There is no problem with other language, like greek, russian etc, but only with hebrew.
LuaLatex compile it without problem.

All worked fine several month ago (at June this year).

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    bidi patches lettrine but hasn't updated these patches to the current lettrine version. See github.com/kvafa/bidi/issues/13. Falling back to an older lettrine version doesn't work either, so imho you are out of luck with xelatex. Oct 18, 2022 at 14:06

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Fixed in last (08.11.22) TexLive update.

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