My Hebrew Dictionary

Shalom talmidim tovim… good students of Hebrew, A suggestion – after each lesson practice writing out the Vocabulary list. An excellent idea is to create your own dictionary : “My Hebrew Dictionary” – מילון עברות שלי (Milon Yvrit Sheli) – and enter new words as you learn them. You can use letters from the Illustrated Letters […]

Illustrated Aleph-Bet Letters

  ALEPH-BET Drawings by Ze’ev Raban Verses by Levin Kipniss Published in Berlin — 1923 Beautiful calligraphy and verse introduce each letter of the Aleph-Bet. You can access the digital book HERE. The Center for Jewish History grants permission for the material to be used for personal, research and educational purposes. We have provided below […]

Numbers in Hebrew

Cardinal Numbers 1 – 10 Hebrew numbers have masculine and feminine forms.  The feminine form is generally used for regular counting and, for example, in telling the time and telephone numbers. See and Download Chart – Cardinal Numbers HERE Ordinal Numbers  – Days of the Week  Hebrew uses ordinal numbers for the days of the […]

The Sofit Letters

THE SOFIT LETTERS Five Hebrew letters are formed differently when they are found at the end of a word. Though their form changes, their pronunciation remains the same. I (Cindy) had read in a paper by Dr. Walter Marshaleck, Ed.D. an acronym helpful in remembering these five letter — Cave Men Need Fatz.  Download a PDF file of the Sofit […]

Writing the Aleph-Bet

HEBREW ALEPH TO TAV WRITING THE ALEPH-BET Blessed are you O LORD our G-d, King of the universe, by whose Word – and all its letters – the heavens and the earth were made. (Psalm 33:6) Learn how to write the Aleph-Bet. Download a simple practice guide HERE *photo credit michel D’anastasio

The Hebrew Aleph-Bet

By the Word of the LORD the heavens were made, And by the breath of His mouth all their host. Psalm 33:6 The Sages taught that the letters of the Aleph-Bet were the building blocks of this world. They drew this understanding from the first four words of Genesis — Bereshit bara Elohim et… “In […]