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Archive for February, 2014

Going to the Dentist Posted by on Feb 28, 2014

Initial Vocabulary רוֹפֵא שִׁנַּיִם – dentist הרדמה – anesthetic חוֹר‏ – cavity נִיב – canine tooth צַד שְׂמוֹל – left side לְמַעלָה – upper jaw סְתִימָה‏ – filling זְרִיקָה – injection מַקדֵחָה – drill (noun) The other day I had an appointment with the רוֹפֵא שִׁנַּיִם. As I’m sitting in the chair and my mouth…

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Recipe: The Hamantashen Cookie Posted by on Feb 20, 2014

In three weeks is the celebration of Purim! And as always, Hamantashen cookies are always present. For those who do not know about the story of Purim, I wrote an article about it about two years ago. Click here to read it (it will open in a separate window). Now let’s take a look…

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When in Israel, eat like an Israeli Posted by on Feb 18, 2014

When it comes to food, Israelis are spoiled. They are accustomed to strong flavors and fresh ingredients. How spoiled are they? Well, McDonald’s was forced to change their burger recipe (and create a kosher Big Mac) to be accepted by the Israeli palate. Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts didn’t quite make it…. In Israel, as in…

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Verbs in Action: Back to the Future? Posted by on Feb 11, 2014

Conjugating a pa’al verb into the future tense is going to take a little bit of learning to do here. I’m going to focus on the root ס-ג-ר, which gives the idea of closing and show you how it’s done. Ready? In the future tense, there are four prefix letters before the root. They are:…

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