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Israel’s vaccine drive against COVID Posted by on Jan 4, 2021

On December 9, 2020, the first batch of coronavirus vaccine landed in Israel. The small batch (only fourteen hundreds doses), has arrived in Israel before the vaccine was authorized by the U.S. Food and Drugs Administration. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Health Minister Yuli Edelstein were at the airport to receive the shipment of vaccines…

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Best Posts for Hebrew Learning Posted by on Dec 21, 2020

Keep calm, 2020 is almost over. Hopefully, 2021 will be better, and we can all get back to our blessed routine indoors and outdoors. International travel will be easier, and Hebrew learners will arrive in Israel, to use their Hebrew face to face with native speakers. עִבְרִית שָׂפָה קָשָׁה (Hebrew is a hard language) is…

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3 Hebrew Mistakes that Even Native Speakers Make: Part 2 Posted by on Dec 8, 2020

Hebrew is an old language with a long history and lots of rules and exceptions. In Hebrew, for example, every word has a gender. Adjectives are conjugated according to this gender, in addition to conjugation according to the noun in its singular or plural form. Verbs are conjugated according to the pronoun, gender, tense, passive…

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Hebrew Verbs for Eating and Drinking Posted by on Nov 23, 2020

Food and drinks are essential, and verbs for eating and drinking are very common in daily spoken Hebrew. Sentences for example with the infinitive forms: לִשְׁתֺּת מַיׅם זֶה חָשׁוּב. Drinking water is important. לִלְגֺּם קְצָת אַלְכּוֹהוֹל לִפְנֵי אֲרוּחַת הַצָּהֳרַיִם זֶה לֺא כָּל כָּךְ נוֹרָא. Sipping a little alcohol before lunch is not so bad. גַּם…

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Hebrew Vehicles Vocabulary: Part 1 Posted by on Nov 9, 2020

There are three Hebrew words for vehicle: רֶכֶב, כְּלִי רֶכֶב, כְּלִי תַּחְבּוּרָה. רֶכֶב is the most common among them. Although it means vehicle, in spoken language it usually refers to a car. For example: אֵיפֹה הֶחֱנֵיתָ אֶת הָרֶכֶב? Where did you park the vehicle? קָנׅינוּ לָהּ רֶכֶב חָדָשׁ. We bought her a new vehicle. When…

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The Israeli Black Flag Movement 2020 Posted by on Oct 21, 2020

Several weeks ago, before Israel entered its second lockdown, I travelled to the south, and drove back home on a Saturday evening. Departing from the small village where I’ve spend my weekend, I saw two people standing along the road waving black flags. Two more were standing at the next stop. This vision repeated itself…

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Coronavirus in Israel: Part 2 Posted by on Oct 5, 2020

COVID-19 pandemic has reached Israel on February 2020, as we covered in Coronavirus in Israel: Part 1. The first case in the country was confirmed on 21 February. Authorities reacted quickly. A national state of emergency (מַצַּב חֵרוּם) was declared, social distancing was enforced, gatherings were restricted to only two people, restrictions (הַגְבָּלוֺת) on movement…

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