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Hebrew Grammar: Consonantal Roots Posted by on Jul 19, 2016

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Like Arabic, Aramaic and Amharic, Hebrew also belongs to the Semitic language family. Semitic languages share similar features, such as grammatical conjugation, word order, and so on.  All of the Semitic languages exhibit a unique pattern of stems called Semitic roots. These roots are sequence of consonants, usually composed of three consonants. Two- and four-consonant…

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Hebrew Book Week Posted by on Jul 5, 2016

Hebrew Book Week June 2016 Tel-Aviv

90 years ago, at the first intermediate day of Passover, Rothschild Boulevard in Tel Aviv prepared for the first Hebrew Book Day. The police orchestra played Hebrew tunes, notables delivered speeches, a couple of publishing houses set up stalls and sold their books at a 25% discount, and the mass observed what will become the annual Hebrew…

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Fashion During the Austerity in Israel (1949-1959) Posted by on Jun 16, 2016

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It doesn’t happen frequently, but whenever I get home and the entire block is filled with cooking scent I know auntie is here. With her radiant smiles, fascinating stories and most important – delicious food. She blends, she bakes, she cooks, she fries and she does all that while she’s nattering. Nattering about her youth,…

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Hebrew Grammar: First Person Pronoun “I” Posted by on Jun 8, 2016

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Two first person pronouns for “I” appear in the Bible: אֲנִי and אָנוֹכִי. As in English both refer to a singular speaker, male or female. Although homiletic interpretations of the Bible try to differentiate the pronouns, literally they both mean I or me. Here are two examples for each pronoun to illustrate the similarity of…

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From the Israeli Press: Reality TV Show Bake Off Israel aroused Feministic Discussion Posted by on May 15, 2016

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At the beginning of April this year, the first season of Bake Off Israel aired. The reality TV show The Great British Bake Off has came to the holy land to find the best amateur bakers couple. Three expert judges are examining the Israeli contestants’ cooking skills. Among them is Mrs. Carine Goren, a well-known…

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