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There are some different letters that seem to have the same sound! Help!

A student asked me today about discerning between the letters כ and ק, ת and ט, and ע and א.  Here is my response to him! Here’s the “problem:” Forgive my old school style of expression from American baseball:  You have 2 strikes against you.  1.  You didn’t learn Hebrew as a child and 2. …

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Learning Hebrew and Biblical Hebrew using The Master Plan

My experience in Learning/teaching Hebrew For many years I have been teaching beginner Hebrew students. The key to their success in learning the Hebrew Language exists in sharing with them the Hebrew languages unique structure.  In particular the structure of the Hebrew verbs is the foundation stone of the language.  Almost all Hebrew teachers use …

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Learning Hebrew: P.M. Netanyahu’s remarks on the subject

Prime Minister Netanyahu speaks about Hebrew Language learning On the 24th of October, 2019, two weeks ago, in Tel-Aviv, the General Assembly of The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) took place.  P.M. Netanyahu was interviewed on a number of timely topics.  In one section of his remarks he spoke about Jewish survival.  Here are …

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Learning Hebrew- Modern Israeli, Biblical Hebrew: Noun, Verb, or Adjective

While you’re learning Hebrew, and it doesn’t matter which particular style of Hebrew you’re focusing on, it will be very useful for you to be able to identify 3 parts of speech.  I’m the guy who decided long ago that I wouldn’t use traditional grammar terminology to teach Hebrew, and I have stood by my …

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Tips to learning Biblical Hebrew or Modern Israeli Hebrew

I want to share with you some tips that will help you to learn Hebrew.  Number 1- have a small notebook in your pocket.  You’ve got to begin to write down the words that are valuable to you…even if you don’t intend to learn them right now!  Ideally you should have two sections in your …

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To Learn Modern Israeli Hebrew or Biblical Hebrew You’ll need dictionary skills!

Learning a foreign language without building skills I want to admit that I don’t know how learning languages other than Hebrew “works”, but I will be speaking confidently about how this “skills set” works for one who wants to learn Hebrew, Biblical or Modern.  (Truthfully I suspect that the concept I’ll explain is applicable to …

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Biblical Hebrew, Modern Israeli Hebrew, Learning Vocabulary

I’m aware of the idea that books exist that list the most popular vocabulary of the Bible in order of frequency.  I’m not aware of an up to date list of the same for Modern Israeli Hebrew.  The most recent frequency list of popular modern Hebrew words must be well over 40 years old!  In …

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