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Hebrew Words That Don’t Have a Direct Translation in English: Part 2 Posted by on Sep 27, 2021

In part 1 of this post we discussed three daily words in Hebrew with no direct translation in English. Today we’ll add one more word for the list: חֲבָל. The Hebrew word חֲבָל (pronounced as ha-val) is a useful word to express a variety of emotions. It’s a short word that utters sorrow, disappointment, pity…

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Four Must-Know Hebrew Cooking Verbs Posted by on Sep 13, 2021

Tishrei, the first month in the Hebrew calendar is always busy. It is full of festivals. Four holidays are observed in less than one month: Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, and Simchat Torah. The Jewish New Year begins with Rosh Hashanah Seder – a big family dinner; Yom Kippur is actually a fast day, but…

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Hebrew language Quiz 2021 Posted by on Aug 23, 2021

Learning a second language, any language, is a journey. A journey of ups and downs, a journey in which you sometimes sprint and sometimes stand still. And although it sometimes feels like the destination is far, know that every step brings you forward. Today we will take a little break to summarize up what we…

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Lunah Chemtai: the Israeli Runner for The Olympic Marathon Posted by on Aug 10, 2021

Marathon (מָרָתוֹן) is an Olympic sport (סְפּוֹרְט אוֹלִימְפִּי), and has been since Athens 1896, the first international Olympic Games held in modern history. The marathon event was actually created for these Olympic Games, based upon the popular myth in which Pheidippides ran from the town of Marathon to Athens to carry the message of a Greek victory in the battle of Marathon. The 1896 course…

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About the Hebrew Word for Sock Posted by on Jul 26, 2021

Last month the Academy of the Hebrew Language – an institution with legislated authority to study, guard, and guide the development of the Hebrew language – announced: לְאַחַר שָׁנִים שֶׁל הִתְלַבְּטוּת הֶחְלִיטָה הָאָקָדֶמְיָה לְאַשֵּׁר אֶת הַשִּׁמּוּשׁ בַּמִּלָּה גֶּרֶב בְּמׅין נְקֵבָה לְצַד מׅין זָכָר. After years of deliberation, the Academy decided to approve the use of the word…

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The Israeli Olympic Delegation for Tokyo 2020 Posted by on Jul 19, 2021

After last year’s postponement (דְּחִיָּה), Tokyo Olympics 2020 (אוֹלִימְפְּיָאדַת טוֹקְיוֹ) will finally take place this month, July 2021. The Games were delayed a year in the hopes that the COVID-19 situation would be under control by now. Unfortunately, this is not the case. As the pandemic rages across the globe, and Japan just announced a state of emergency…

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Campaigns against Violence in Israel Posted by on Jun 28, 2021

The on-going unsolved Israeli-Palestinian conflict escalates every couple of years to a new round of fighting. This year, weeks of rising tension in East Jerusalem culminated in clashes at the holy site Temple Mount at the beginning of May. It soon escalated to a new outbreak of violence in the conflict and a deadly exchange…

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