Hebrew is a beautiful and meaningful language. It’s the language of the Bible, but it’s also a modern language that has miraculously been resurrected by Eliezer Ben Yehuda at the end of the 19th century. Mishnaic Hebrew ended in the 2nd century CE, since then Hebrew had not been spoken as a mother tongue. Continue reading “3 Good Reasons to Learn to Speak Hebrew”
Many people ask us if learning Hebrew online is efficient. The answer is definitely yes! but you need to choose the right method for you.
What questions should you ask yourself?
If you want to learn Hebrew, you need to ask yourself what skills you would like to learn. Is it learning the aleph-beth? is it getting a strong basis in grammar? Continue reading “Can you really learn Hebrew online?”
The story of Creation in the Bible has captivated us for generations. Nothing can match the poetry and meaning in these 34 verses. The story doesn’t really end at the end of Chapter 1, but continues until the next three verses of Chapter 2. G-d included the 7th day in the creation. The Word creation ברא occurs a total of 5 times here. Continue reading “ברא Creation in Genesis – Chapter 1 of the Bible”
There are many words that are used everyday in modern Hebrew that actually come from the Bible in a more spiritual meaning. To illustrate this idea, we have picked three very mundane Hebrew words that people living in Israel say or read about everyday without even realizing how deep the meaning of these words are. Continue reading “Everyday Hebrew words and the Bible”
Israel has had 12 Prime Ministers (ראש ממשלה) so far as of April 2013. Israel has a Parliamentary system of government, which means that terms of office are often shorter, or longer than the standard four years that exists in the United States. Continue reading “Israel’s Prime Ministers”
Congratulations on making the decision to study at an Israeli University (אוניברסיטה). In Israel, you can study in many academic fields and be better prepared to enter into the Israeli job market. There are nine universities in Israel, the Hebrew University and the Technion ranking in the top 100 in the world. Continue reading “Studying in an Israeli university”
Congratulations (מזל טוב) on your decision to retire in Israel! Here are some factors that you have to take into account when you move to Israel. The first is that you have to be able to live within a budget. In Israel there are some items that are less expensive, and some that are the same as in a major city in the United States. Make up your monthly budget (תקציב) now and learn to live within it. Continue reading “Retire in Israel”
Congratulations on your decision to learn Hebrew (עברית). It is a very interesting language with a history (היסטוריה) of 3000 years, as well as a new vibrant, growing modern language(שפה). Hebrew is for the most part, a what you see, is what you get language. That is once you learn the rules, and the basic grammar(דקדוק), you can be sure that most words will “fit” into a category and you will know how to say it. Of course there are some exceptions, like any growing, modern language, but there are not as many exceptions as with English. Continue reading “The advantages of learning Hebrew online”
Pesach (פסח) is the Jewish holiday that falls in the spring, usually in late March or early April. It is the holiday that celebrates the Exodus of the Jews from Egypt. The Jews were slaves in Egypt for 210 years. They were forced to build cities for the Egyptian Pharoh (פרעה). The holiday lasts for 7 days in Israel, and 8 outside of Israel. One of the hallmarks of Passover as it is called in English is that bread and other products that are made with yeast are not eaten the whole week. Continue reading “Learning about Pesach”
Hebrew Podcasts is a Hebrew self-study program for English speakers using audio and video podcasts. This self-study program is a great complement to a teacher-based program. Continue reading “Live-Hebrew.net presents Hebrew Podcasts”