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The Israeli Black Flag Movement 2020 Posted by on Oct 21, 2020

Several weeks ago, before Israel entered its second lockdown, I travelled to the south, and drove back home on a Saturday evening. Departing from the small village where I’ve spend my weekend, I saw two people standing along the road waving black flags. Two more were standing at the next stop. This vision repeated itself…

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Coronavirus in Israel: Part 2 Posted by on Oct 5, 2020

COVID-19 pandemic has reached Israel on February 2020, as we covered in Coronavirus in Israel: Part 1. The first case in the country was confirmed on 21 February. Authorities reacted quickly. A national state of emergency (מַצַּב חֵרוּם) was declared, social distancing was enforced, gatherings were restricted to only two people, restrictions (הַגְבָּלוֺת) on movement…

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Learning Hebrew Through Songs 3 Posted by on Sep 8, 2020

Songs are a great tool for learning language. You can practice vocabulary and syntax while humming fine tunes. We already enjoyed quite a few Hebrew songs in our blog – check out the related posts’ list on the bottom. Today I want to introduce you a famous children song. The popular Hebrew nursery song called…

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How to Use the Hebrew Verb to Change Posted by on Aug 3, 2020

The Hebrew verb לְהַחְלׅיף (pronounced as le-ah-lif) means to exchange, to swap, to change, to replace, to switch. The verb can refer to numerous nouns and objects, and can be used in many situations. It is very useful in Hebrew daily life. The root of the verb לְהַחְלׅיף is ח-ל-פ, and it belongs to binyan…

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Hebrew Beverage Vocabulary Posted by on Jul 6, 2020

Practical daily vocabulary of drinks and beverages. Water מַיִם The law in Israel requires public institutions such as government buildings, banks, clinics, hospitals, cinemas, schools, etc., to place a cold-water facility for the benefit of the public. The law also asserts that places where food is served (like restaurants, dining rooms, coffee shops, etc.) will…

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Coronavirus in Israel: Passover Curfew Posted by on Jun 2, 2020

Passover (Pesach in Hebrew) is one of the most important Jewish religious festivals. Jews have celebrated Passover since about 1300 BC, following the rules laid down by God in the book of Exodus. Preparations begin weeks ahead. The ritual feast called Seder Pesach marks the beginning of the of week-long-holiday. In Seder Pesach multigenerational families, relatives, and friends gather around their…

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COVID-19 Hebrew Vocabulary Posted by on May 25, 2020

After two months of lock down, Israel has lifted quarantine limits. leaving home and visiting family is allowed; the education system returned to full operation; and malls are open again. The government instructed mandatory social distancing and mask wearing to battle the spread of the coronavirus. Here is a glossary, including sentences regarding the COVID-19…

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