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Israeli Woman who Crossed into Syria Returns to Israel Posted by on Mar 8, 2021

On October 5th 2020, during a state of alert along the Israeli-Lebanese border, an Israeli woman in civilian clothes was spotted right near the fence. Pictures of the woman in her twenties sitting alone in a civilian SUV, with an open window, smiling right to the Hezbollah camera, were shared in Lebanese social media. At…

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Hebrew Family Vocabulary: Part 1 Posted by on Feb 21, 2021

מִשְׁפָּחָה זֶה הַכָּל (family is everything), as Israelis say. And family vocabulary is essential for every language learner. Let’s start with some basic family members vocabulary. A joyful Israeli nursery rhyme called הַמִּשְׁפָּחָה שֶׁלׅי (my family) is about a little boy’s birthday party. Songs, gifts, and, of course, family are all part of the celebration…

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Coronavirus in Israel: Israel Eases Third Lockdown Posted by on Feb 9, 2021

It’s been a year since the coronavirus arrived in Israel in February 2020. Since then Israel imposed three full nationwide lockdowns. A third lockdown on Israel started on December 2020. הַנִּצָּחוֹן עַל הַמַּגֵּפָה בְּמֶרְחָק נְגִיעָה (victory over the pandemic is within reach), announced Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, referring to the deal with Pfizer for enough…

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3 Hebrew Words That Don’t Have a Direct Translation in English Posted by on Jan 18, 2021

Every language is unique. With history, culture and social aspects folded in, languages are more than a way to communicate. There are exceptional words, noteworthy phrases and special verbs in every language. Here are three everyday Hebrew words that have no direct equivalent in English.   תִּתְחַדֵּשׁ! The Hebrew adjective חָדָשׁ (pronounced as ha-dash) means…

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Israel’s vaccine drive against COVID Posted by on Jan 4, 2021

On December 9, 2020, the first batch of coronavirus vaccine landed in Israel. The small batch (only fourteen hundreds doses), has arrived in Israel before the vaccine was authorized by the U.S. Food and Drugs Administration. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Health Minister Yuli Edelstein were at the airport to receive the shipment of vaccines…

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Hebrew Verbs for Eating and Drinking Posted by on Nov 23, 2020

Food and drinks are essential, and verbs for eating and drinking are very common in daily spoken Hebrew. Sentences for example with the infinitive forms: לִשְׁתֺּת מַיׅם זֶה חָשׁוּב. Drinking water is important. לִלְגֺּם קְצָת אַלְכּוֹהוֹל לִפְנֵי אֲרוּחַת הַצָּהֳרַיִם זֶה לֺא כָּל כָּךְ נוֹרָא. Sipping a little alcohol before lunch is not so bad. גַּם…

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Hebrew Vehicles Vocabulary: Part 1 Posted by on Nov 9, 2020

There are three Hebrew words for vehicle: רֶכֶב, כְּלִי רֶכֶב, כְּלִי תַּחְבּוּרָה. רֶכֶב is the most common among them. Although it means vehicle, in spoken language it usually refers to a car. For example: אֵיפֹה הֶחֱנֵיתָ אֶת הָרֶכֶב? Where did you park the vehicle? קָנׅינוּ לָהּ רֶכֶב חָדָשׁ. We bought her a new vehicle. When…

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