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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 Grammar and Vocabulary for Summer Vacation Posted by on Jul 20, 2020

The Israeli school year lasts ten months, from September first to the end of June. Last month, more than two millions Israeli students held graduation ceremonies, received certificates, and went on their summer vacation. Israeli students enjoy short vacations during the year. Summer break is their longest vacation, lasting two months from July through August…

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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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Free Online Hebrew Learning Tools Posted by on Jun 22, 2020

Learning a foreign language is hard. Regardless of your level of proficiency, struggling with new vocabulary, grammar and syntax is not easy. Using the right tools can help you enjoy the way. Here is a list of free online tools to help you immerse in Hebrew. Watch Israeli television Watching television is a fun way…

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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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Coronavirus in Israel: Eggs Shortage Posted by on May 1, 2020

Friday the 13th this past March was an odd day for Israelis. The media reported upcoming plans to lockdown Israel. Times and details had not yet been announced, leaving the population of Israel uncertain about the future. The next day, on Saturday evening, prime minister Netanyahu announced shutting down all educational institutions, and halting all…

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