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Hebrew Winter Clothing: How to Use the Hebrew Word for Scarf Posted by on Feb 19, 2018

Stylish winter clothing can illuminate any bleak cold day. Scarves, for instance, not only keep your neck warm, but also upgrade your outfit. An elegant way to wear a dull jacket or a simple cardigan, for example, is to wrap a chic scarf around your neck. On winter days or autumn evenings, Israeli boys and…

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An Israeli Chocolate: “Cow Chocolate” שׁוֹקוֹלַד פָּרָה Posted by on Feb 5, 2018

In 1930, Eliahu Fromchenko owned a successful chocolate factory (מִפְעַל שׁוֹקוֹלָד) in Latvia. The factory employed around 500 workers, the sales were good, and the products were exported to Europe and the Middle East. But in 1933, after Adolf Hitler’s rise to power in Germany, Eliahu and his business partners decided to immigrate to Israel.…

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Hebrew Kitchen Vocabulary Posted by on Jan 22, 2018

In the Israeli culture kitchen is the heart of the house. The all family revolves around the kitchen. Jewish mothers feed their kids well: a good appetite is a sign of good health. Nowadays Israeli men also make magic in the kitchen as well. While they are cutting, rinsing, chopping, kneading and mixing, the children…

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Happy New Year in Hebrew Posted by on Jan 3, 2018

Last September, Jews all over the world celebrated the Jewish New Year. They ate apple dipped in honey, they wore new clothes, went to the synagogue to listen to the blowing of the shofar, and greeted each other with Happy New Year שָׂנָה טוֺבָה (shana tova). The Academy of the Hebrew Language – an institution…

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The Many Drivers of Israel’s Streets Posted by on Dec 25, 2017

There are 22 letters in the Hebrew aleph-bet. These 22 basic units are the material from which the Hebrew language forms its consonantal roots. Putting two, three or four letters together creates a root. For example, the root כ-ת-ב (k-t-v), is composed of the 11th letter with the 22th letter plus the 2nd letter of…

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