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Archive for December, 2013

Hebrew vs. Yiddish: What’s the Difference? Posted by on Dec 30, 2013

כל בני האדם נולדו בני חורין ושווים בערכם ובזכויותיהם. כולם חוננו בתבונה ובמצפון, לפיכך חובה עליהם לנהוג איש ברעהו ברוח של אחווה. יעדער מענטש װערט געבױרן פֿרײַ און גלײַך אין כּבֿוד און רעכט. יעדער װערט באַשאָנקן מיט פֿאַרשטאַנד און געװיסן; יעדער זאָל זיך פֿירן מיט אַ צװײטן אין אַ געמיט פֿון ברודערשאַפֿט. Looking at the…

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Listen…do you want to know a secret? Posted by on Dec 28, 2013

Can you keep a secret? You will not believe what I heard. Well, it’s really no secret, but if you did have one, how would you express that? Let’s start with a rumor that has been going around and you want to know if it’s true… שְׁמוּעוֹת אוֹמְרוֹת שְׁאתה לומד עברית – Rumor has…

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How do you write that? Posted by on Dec 27, 2013

In this post, I’ll be showing you how to do something that I haven’t written about since this blog began – writing Hebrew in the cursive style. Looking at the alphabet here in handwritten Hebrew, can you see how similar the letters look to their printed counterparts? This is the style you’ll most likely find…

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I want a big breakfast today Posted by on Dec 12, 2013

Starting this month, we’ll be mixing in dialogs entirely in Hebrew to keep yourself in practice with the language. Each dialog includes vocabulary and some grammar points whenever needed. Let’s get started with our first conversation with two friends מִירִי and לֵאָה. לֵאָה וּמִירִי חֲבֵרוֹת טוֹבוֹת. הֵן נִפְגָּשׁוֹת בְּכָל יוֹם לִפְנֵי הָעֲבוֹדָה וְאוֹכְלוֹת יַחַד…

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