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What should I wear today? Posted by on Dec 31, 2012

How many times have you looked in your closet, looked over the dozens of items of clothing and thought “I have nothing to wear!” So you go to any one of these places to see what you can get: חנות כולבו – Department store קניונ – Shopping mall מידרחוב – flea market When you…

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When an Emergency Arises Posted by on Dec 30, 2012

No matter where you go, an emergency will pop up. Hopefully, you may never have to use these phrases…but it’s still useful to know them. I’ll start you out with common, attention-getting one word phrases: Say it in one word Fire! – שׂריפה! Help! – הצילו! Stop! – עצור! Thief! – גנב! Watch out!…

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Chicken with Lemon Salsa (Israeli style) Posted by on Dec 28, 2012

עוף בזעתר עם סלסת לימונים Vocabulary גר’ – grams (abbrev) חָזֶה עוֹף – chicken breast קָצוּץ – chopped קוּבִּיוֹת – dice(d) ס”מ (סֶנטִימֶטֶר) – centimeter(s) כַּפ – tablespoon כַּפוֹת – tablespoons אַבְקָת – powder(ed) זַעְתַּר – thyme שֶׁמֶן זַיִת – olive oil Start off with: 500 גר’ חָזֶה עוֹף – קצוץ לקוביות של 2…

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Blessings Be Upon You (2) Posted by on Dec 27, 2012

In part two of our look at Jewish blessings, we’re going to look at the blessings recited before reading Torah and after reading Torah. During Shabbat, anyone could be chosen to read a passage from the Torah (usually the reader will be chosen in advance and advised of this privilege so as to prepare.). The…

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Blessings be upon you Posted by on Dec 26, 2012

In this post and the next, we’ll take a brief look at blessings used in Judaism. In this part we’ll look at the general blessing. In part two, we’ll look at the blessings when reading Torah. And as before, hover your cursor over the Hebrew word or sentence to look at the pronunciation. What do…

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