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Archive for May, 2013

Israeli tennis player – Shahar Pe’er Posted by on May 23, 2013

Shahar Pe’er (שחר פאר) is an Israeli professional tennis player. Pe’er started her competitive tennis career at the age of six, and won her first title at the age of 12 when she captured the Eddie Herr International Doubles title with Nicole Vaidišová. She reached the Eddie Herr singles final as well. Her career-high…

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Hebrew History – The Dead Sea Scrolls Posted by on May 22, 2013

The Dead Sea Scrolls are a collection of 972 texts discovered between 1947 and 1956 at Khirbet Qumran in the West Bank. The texts are of great historical, religious and linguistic significance because they include the earliest known surviving manuscripts of the Hebrew Bible canon, along with extra-biblical manuscripts which preserve evidence of the…

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Hebrew Verbs in Action: lagur be… (to live in) Posted by on May 9, 2013

In November last year, I wrote a post to learn how to ask where someone is from. Today I’m going to write how to say where you live through the use of the verb לָגוּר – ‘to live’. The form of “לָגוּר” in linguistic terms is in the infinitive. That means it is like…

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