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5 Hebrew Mistakes that Even Native Speakers Do Posted by on Aug 21, 2017

Hebrew is an old language with long history and lots of rules and exceptions. For example, the language distinguishes plural from single and masculine from feminine. Hebrew also conjugates verbs and adjectives according to the pronoun, the gender and the tense. And all this according to scriptures from more than two thousand years ago. No…

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The Days of the Week in Hebrew Posted by on Aug 7, 2017

The Hebrew days are numeral. Their names are count off their order: the first day of the week is called first day, the following day is called second day, and so on for the next four days. The counting includes only six days. The seventh day of the week is the only one without numeral…

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How to Celebrate a Jewish Wedding (Part 2) Posted by on Jul 26, 2017

Chuppah (חוּפָּה) is an essential part of a Jewish wedding. It is so essential that it’s even become a second name for the wedding ceremony. A Jewish couple cannot be brought under the marriage oath without the חוּפָּה. In order to get married, the couple has to stand under this canopy, which consists of a…

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Adi: The Origin of a Common Hebrew Name Posted by on Jul 10, 2017

תַּכְשִׁיט (tach-sheet) )is the common Hebrew word for ‛piece of jewelry’. It refers to any piece of jewelry or other ornament, including bracelet, necklace, earring, ring, brooch, tiara, etc. From the word תַּכְשִׁיט derives other words, like תַּכְשִׁיטָן (jeweler); תַּכְשׁׅיטָנׅית (for a female jeweler); תַּכְשִׁיטָנוּת (manufacture and sale of jewels). The place to buy all…

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The Definite Article Prefix Hey Hayedia Posted by on Jun 26, 2017

In Hebrew, nouns are made definite by adding the prefix ה. This prefix is called ה’ הַיְּדׅיעָה (hey hayedia) and functions like the definite article ‛the’ in English. The word עִיתּוֹן (newspaper), for example, indicates any newspaper; while the word הָעׅיתּוֹן (the newspaper) refers to a specific newspaper. Here are some rules for the use…

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