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Hebrew Beverage Vocabulary Posted by on Jul 6, 2020

Practical daily vocabulary of drinks and beverages. Water מַיִם The law in Israel requires public institutions such as government buildings, banks, clinics, hospitals, cinemas, schools, etc., to place a cold-water facility for the benefit of the public. The law also asserts that places where food is served (like restaurants, dining rooms, coffee shops, etc.) will…

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Free Online Hebrew Learning Tools Posted by on Jun 22, 2020

Learning a foreign language is hard. Regardless of your level of proficiency, struggling with new vocabulary, grammar and syntax is not easy. Using the right tools can help you enjoy the way. Here is a list of free online tools to help you immerse in Hebrew. Watch Israeli television Watching television is a fun way…

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Coronavirus in Israel: Passover Curfew Posted by on Jun 2, 2020

Passover (Pesach in Hebrew) is one of the most important Jewish religious festivals. Jews have celebrated Passover since about 1300 BC, following the rules laid down by God in the book of Exodus. Preparations begin weeks ahead. The ritual feast called Seder Pesach marks the beginning of the of week-long-holiday. In Seder Pesach multigenerational families, relatives, and friends gather around their…

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COVID-19 Hebrew Vocabulary Posted by on May 25, 2020

After two months of lock down, Israel has lifted quarantine limits. leaving home and visiting family is allowed; the education system returned to full operation; and malls are open again. The government instructed mandatory social distancing and mask wearing to battle the spread of the coronavirus. Here is a glossary, including sentences regarding the COVID-19…

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Coronavirus in Israel: Eggs Shortage Posted by on May 1, 2020

Friday the 13th this past March was an odd day for Israelis. The media reported upcoming plans to lockdown Israel. Times and details had not yet been announced, leaving the population of Israel uncertain about the future. The next day, on Saturday evening, prime minister Netanyahu announced shutting down all educational institutions, and halting all…

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Coronavirus in Israel: How to Use the Hebrew Word for Mask Posted by on Apr 15, 2020

On April 1, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered another update to the people of Israel. He usually addresses the nation from the briefing room in the Prime Minister’s Office, but after one of his advisers had contracted the coronavirus, Netanyahu was self-quarantined, and spoke from his official residence in Jerusalem. I did my own makeup and hair…

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Coronavirus in Israel: Hebrew Vocabulary Posted by on Apr 1, 2020

Hebrew vocabulary to help you read the related news. נְגִיף [virus, ne-gif, masculine, plural נְגׅיפׅים] Although the word virus has an old corresponding word in Hebrew – נְגִיף, most still use the English word when speaking about the coronavirus. Even among those who do use the Hebrew נְגִיף, many utter it incorrectly. הַחֲלוּפָה הָעׅבְרׅית לַמּׅילָה…

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