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Hebrew: The Metric System of Languages Posted by on Mar 20, 2018

Guest Post by Bob Canter It was an off-hand comment from our rabbi, in response to a question I had posed to him, that triggered my investigation. I asked the rabbi if the Hebrew word for “Western, ” – מערבי – as in the Western Wall – derives from the same root as the word…

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Say wow! How to use and read the letter ‘vav’ in Hebrew Posted by on Dec 19, 2017

Your first encounter with a Semitic language like Hebrew can bombard you with a lot of new concepts: the root system, new sounds, and a different script, are just a few of them. Once you get over the fact that Hebrew doesn’t usually write out vowels, you realize that some of the letters you painstakingly…

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We’re on a break… Posted by on Jun 25, 2015

…but we’ll be back! As you may have noticed, the Hebrew blog is currently on hiatus. In the meantime, we encourage you to look through the blog archives to keep the Hebrew vocabulary, grammar, and culture fresh in your mind. If you or someone you know would be interested in contributing to the Hebrew blog, please contact us…

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