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Archive for August, 2013

Video Vocabulary – Where are you going? Posted by on Aug 31, 2013

In this video, we have the question לְאָן, literally translated “to where?” or “whither”. It’s to ask someone where they’re going. To say where you are going, you simply add on the prefix לְ, meaning “to (a place)”. In the video we have the following sentences: לְקוֹנְצֶרְט – to the concert לְדִיסנִילֶנד – to Disneyland…

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Exploring Israel: Haifa Posted by on Aug 26, 2013

Haifa (Hebrew: חֵיפָה; Arabic: حيفا‎ Ḥayfā ) is the largest city in northern Israel, and the third-largest city in the country, with a population of over 291,000. Haifa is a mixed city: 80.5% are Jews, 5.3% are Arab Christians, 4.8% Arab Muslims, and 9.4% other groups. It is also home to the Bahá’í World Centre, a…

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Recipe: Challah bread Posted by on Aug 22, 2013

Challah (חַלָּה‎) is a loaf of braided bread eaten on Sabbath and Jewish holidays.   According to Jewish tradition, the three Sabbath meals (Friday night, Saturday lunch, and Saturday late afternoon) and two holiday meals (one at night and lunch the following day) each begin with two complete loaves of bread. This “double loaf” commemorates…

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