Hebrew Language Blog

Archive for November, 2013

Conversational Hebrew: It’s not available Posted by on Nov 30, 2013

In the previous article, we learned how to ask if something is available using the word “yesh”. let’s do a quick review here… יש לחם? יש מיץ? יש קוקה־קולה? יש גלידה? יש סוכּר? As we know, there is the possibility that everything on our list will be missing an item or two. So, maybe there…

Continue Reading

Exploring Israel: Netanya Posted by on Nov 28, 2013

Netanya (Hebrew: נְתַנְיָה, lit., “gift of God”) is a city in the Northern Central District of Israel. It is located 30 km north of Tel Aviv, and 56 km south of Haifa. Netanya was named in honor of Nathan Straus, a prominent Jewish American merchant and philanthropist in the early twentieth century. According to the…

Continue Reading

Real World Hebrew: Health Risks of Smoking Posted by on Nov 19, 2013

In this article, we’ll be looking at some warning labels about health issues, specifically about smoking. The one word you see here is the big red one – אַזהָרָה– Warning! עשן הסיגריות פוגע בבריאות ילדיך וכל הסובבים אורחןCigarette smoke harms your child’s health and all those around. עָשָׁן– smoke סִיגַרִיָה– cigarette פּוֹגֵעַ– offensive, harmful, injurious…

Continue Reading

Verbs in action: Love my work Posted by on Nov 12, 2013

Let’s talk about your job. What do you do? Do you like it? Hate it? Either way, let’s take a look at what to say to express your thoughts. to work – לְעְבוֹד עוֹבְדוֹת עוֹבְדִים עוֹבֶדֶת עוֹבֵד fem. pl. masc. pl. fem. sing. masc. sing. First, here’s some vocabulary when talking about your job. work…

Continue Reading

Exploring Israel: The Temple Mount Posted by on Nov 6, 2013

The Temple Mount, (הַר הַבַּיִת‎) is one of the most important religious sites in the Old City of Jerusalem for thousands of years. At least four religions are known to have used the Temple Mount: Judaism, Christianity, Roman religion, and Islam. the first temple was built by Solomon in 957 BCE and destroyed by…

Continue Reading