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Archive for February, 2013

Hava Nagila Posted by on Feb 20, 2013

Since Purim is here, why not take a break from our lessons and sing, dance and rejoice! This song is popular, well known even outside the Jewish communities. Purim is just as good a time to have fun – so listen and sing along. (English translation is at the end of this post) Hah-vah nah-gee-lah…

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How are you? Posted by on Feb 18, 2013

Now that we’ve met our friends, it’s usual to ask after their health. Here’s the vocabulary list we’ll be working with, and listen to the audio file to hear how to pronounce them. מָה (mah) – what שָׂלוֹם (shah-LOHM) – peace, welfare     שְׁלוֹמכֶן (sh’lohm-EE) – my peace, welfare     שְׁלוֹמְךָ (sh’lohm-KHAH) – your peace, welfare (masc)…

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Who Are You? – Part 2 Posted by on Feb 15, 2013

In our last post, we met David and Sarah Williams, Johanan Kohen and Johanan’s friend Janai. Today we’re going to look at meeting Mr. and Mrs. Williams in a situation such as waiting for them at the airport, or the library, etc. The new words for this lesson are: אַתֶם (ah-TEM) – you אַתֶן…

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Who are you? I am David Posted by on Feb 12, 2013

In this post, we’ll learn how to meet people, say who you are and ask who they are in an informal situation. Before we begin, take some time to look over the vocabulary used in this lesson and listen to the audio for the pronunciation: וְ (vuh/v) – and אֲנִי (ah-NEE) – I מַר (mahr)…

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