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Learn the Hebrew Fingers Names Posted by on Sep 25, 2017

Our fingers are ten little body parts with great importance. The thumb tells your kid ‟good job” from across the room; the second finger is for pointing; the middle finger expresses your anger; the fourth finger carries your wedding ring; and the pinky finger helps you swear to be there for a friend. Now, don’t…

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5 Hebrew Tongue Twisters Posted by on Feb 26, 2017

Hello everyone! My name is Ayana, and I’m joyfully writing this Hebrew blog for the last year and a half. I’m a native Hebrew speaker, and yet I admit: Hebrew tongue twisters are tough! The monotonic tone and all those similar sound consonants don’t make it easy. And still it is a good way to…

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Road Games for a Drive Across Israel Posted by on Nov 27, 2016

Israel is a fairly small country. Standing 153 at the world ranking, Israel is even smaller than Taiwan. So we don’t have a lot of opportunities to a road trip, but we do know how to enjoy our car drive. We talk, we eat, we listen to music and we – kids and adults alike…

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The Hebrew Letters: Learning the Alphabet with a Song Posted by on Oct 15, 2015

The song alphabet (אָלֶף בֵּית) was published in 1974, and immediately became a hit amongst parents and kids. For the last 40 years, every child in Israel has learned it as early as kindergarten. There isn’t a native who can’t sing it – or at least parts of it – by heart. And no wonder…

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Getting Around Israel: Riding the Rails Posted by on Apr 29, 2014

When driving in Israel – either in the city or between cities, you may come upon heavy traffic quite often. Or you just don’t feel like driving or taking a bus between cities. Because of this, travel by train is a great way to get around Israel. Israel Railways (רַכֶּבֶת יִשְׂרָאֵל, Rakevet Yisra’el) is…

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Today’s Israel: The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Posted by on Apr 29, 2014

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF; Hebrew: צְבָא הַהֲגָנָה לְיִשְׂרָאֵל – Arabic: جيش الدفاع الإسرائيلي‎) were founded following the establishment of the State of Israel in May 1948 and the military forces of the State of Israel. They consist of the army, air force, and navy. It is the sole military wing of the Israeli…

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Let’s do something together Posted by on Mar 25, 2014

When you get together with a group of your friends, what kind of activities do you enjoy doing together? Last week some of my friends got together and we went לְשַׂחֵק כַּדּוּרְסַל and afterwards had פיצה וקוקא קולה at one of the guy’s house. It was a great time. So let’s find some activities to…

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