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Archive for April, 2012

Using a Learning Notebook Posted by on Apr 30, 2012

Today’s date: 8th of Iyyar, 5772 ח׳ באייר תשע״ב 23rd day of the Omer – כ״ג בעומר As you can probably tell, I’ll be writing posts for learning Hebrew. And while you’re doing so, it would be very helpful to get a notebook and start writing your own book. No, I don’t mean a classroom…

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Meeting and Greeting Others Posted by on Apr 27, 2012

Today’s date: 5th of Iyyar, 5772 ה׳ באייר תשע״ב 20th day of the Omer כ׳ בעומר 6:36p Candle lighting – הדלקת נרות Meeting and Greeting In this post I’ll show you some basic introductory greetings you can use when meeting a Hebrew speaker. Although there are actually quite a few ways you can greet someone,…

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All About You, You and I Posted by on Apr 23, 2012

Today’s date: 1st of Iyyar, 5772 – א׳ באייר תשע״ב Rosh Chodesh Iyyar (ראש חודש אייר) 16th day of the Omer (ט״ז בעומר) It’s all about me Take a look at this sentence: אֲנִי מֹשֶׁה (a-nee mo-she) – I am Moses. The literal translation of the Hebrew would be ‘I Moses’. In Hebrew, the verb…

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Hebrew Slang and Idioms Posted by on Apr 11, 2012

Learning a language does not always mean you have to stick with what the books tell you. You may also want to sound a little more native and street smart by using some sa-ba-ba slang and idioms. This listing I have below are just a few things you may hear and can use yourself. On…

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Celebrating Passover – Part 3 – Seder Posted by on Apr 4, 2012

It is traditional for Jewish families to gather on the first night of פסח (pe-sakh) (outside of Israel it would be two nights) for a special dinner called a סֵדֶר (se-der – Seder). The table is set with the finest china and silverware to reflect the importance of the meal. During this meal, the…

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