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Hebrew Words for Entry and Exit Posted by on Mar 22, 2021

The Hebrew words for entrance and exit are both feminine. They both end with the feminine suffix – the letter ה: When talking about a specific entry or exit, we use the singular feminine demonstrative pronoun זוֹ (pronounced as zo), or זוֹהִי (pronounced as zo-i). For example: לַבִּנְיָן שְׁתֵי כְּנׅיסוֺת, זוֹהִי הַכְּנִיסָה הָרָאשִׁית. The building…

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Israeli Woman who Crossed into Syria Returns to Israel Posted by on Mar 8, 2021

On October 5th 2020, during a state of alert along the Israeli-Lebanese border, an Israeli woman in civilian clothes was spotted right near the fence. Pictures of the woman in her twenties sitting alone in a civilian SUV, with an open window, smiling right to the Hezbollah camera, were shared in Lebanese social media. At…

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Hebrew Family Vocabulary: Part 1 Posted by on Feb 21, 2021

מִשְׁפָּחָה זֶה הַכָּל (family is everything), as Israelis say. And family vocabulary is essential for every language learner. Let’s start with some basic family members vocabulary. A joyful Israeli nursery rhyme called הַמִּשְׁפָּחָה שֶׁלׅי (my family) is about a little boy’s birthday party. Songs, gifts, and, of course, family are all part of the celebration…

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Coronavirus in Israel: Israel Eases Third Lockdown Posted by on Feb 9, 2021

It’s been a year since the coronavirus arrived in Israel in February 2020. Since then Israel imposed three full nationwide lockdowns. A third lockdown on Israel started on December 2020. הַנִּצָּחוֹן עַל הַמַּגֵּפָה בְּמֶרְחָק נְגִיעָה (victory over the pandemic is within reach), announced Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, referring to the deal with Pfizer for enough…

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3 Hebrew Words That Don’t Have a Direct Translation in English Posted by on Jan 18, 2021

Every language is unique. With history, culture and social aspects folded in, languages are more than a way to communicate. There are exceptional words, noteworthy phrases and special verbs in every language. Here are three everyday Hebrew words that have no direct equivalent in English.   תִּתְחַדֵּשׁ! The Hebrew adjective חָדָשׁ (pronounced as ha-dash) means…

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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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