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Mastering Essential Hebrew Phrases: "I Need to Go" ✈️🇮🇱
In the tapestry of daily life, simple phrases hold incredible importance. Learning how to say "I need to go" in Hebrew is not just about learning one more sentence; it's about navigating real-life situations with ease and courtesy.
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Step into another Hebrew idiom with me as we unpack the fascinating phrase "through thick and thin" in its Hebrew version.
In this lesson video, you'll do just that. We'll focus on pronunciation and intonation, ensuring that you not only say the words but also capture the emotion behind them. You'll walk away with the confidence to weave this phrase seamlessly into your Hebrew dialogue, adding depth and authenticity to your language skills.
Have you ever wondered how Hebrew conveys directions like 'right' and 'left'? 🌟
Unlike English, where 'right' and 'left' often remain the same regardless of context, Hebrew has distinct words for these directions when indicating movement.
In this short yet valuable lesson, we'll explore the Hebrew words for 'right' and 'left', and delve into their usage in different contexts.
Israeli settlers dancing and singing on Muslim graves
Success in language learning comes when you have fun learning it! 🙃 When thinking of your practice or lesson time brings you joy! 🌟 And when the more time you spend learning it, the more motivated you are to keep going! 🙋♀️
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Today marks the beginning of Yom Kippur, a day steeped in reflection, introspection, and yes, fasting.
It's incredible how much this one day encapsulates various facets of life and spirituality 🌟
Whether you're fasting or simply taking some time for self-reflection, it's a special moment to think about not just where you are, but where you're heading - much like the future tense itself! 🙏
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Today we're diving into something that's going to catapult your Hebrew speaking game into the future—literally!
We're learning how to conjugate the verb "to learn" in the future tense.
Knowing this specific tense and verb will make your Hebrew conversations sound way more natural and fluent.
Check out my step-by-step breakdown, and remember, the future is where you'll be spending the rest of your life, so you might as well talk about it in Hebrew!
If you found yourself chuckling and relating, don't worry, you're in good company.
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It comes from the Book of Ecclesiastes, attributed to King Solomon, and it's a poetic reminder that, despite our technological marvels and modern innovations, the fundamental experiences of humanity remain remarkably constant.
So, as you embark on your Hebrew journey, remember that you're not just learning words; you're unlocking the wisdom of generations past.
I hear Christians say the word "love" so often. In fact, they all tend to abuse the word as if it is what the Bible is all about. What exactly does the word "love" אהבה mean in the original Hebrew Bible?
The Hebrew root of אהבה is אהב and אהב means "to love" and "to be attached to". ה possibly means "being". דביקות (davkut) means attachment or devotion. Maybe that's why there is no difference of the word "love" in "I love icecream" and "I love my mother". 😂 #bible #hebrew #love #christian
Are you ready to elevate your Hebrew?
Mastering the present tense of the verb 'ללמוד' (to learn) is a great way to do that.
Not only will this enhance your everyday dialogues, it will also empower you to discuss your learning journey, your interests, & your professional growth—in fluent Hebrew!
Save this in-depth guide that will make this verb second nature to you, setting you on the path to Hebrew mastery 🌟
While chat GPT does show promise in other domains and languages, its level of Hebrew is really lacking.
It managed a decent 'C' for some answers.
It seems like when it comes to learning a language as rich and nuanced as Hebrew, you're still better off with a human 🙋♀️
So, if you want the peace of mind that comes from learning Hebrew the right way, I've got you covered.
DM me the word WRITE to read and write in Hebrew, or the word SPEAK to do just that.
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TIME TO WAKE UP—IN HEBREW! 🌞
In today's lesson, we'll go over the ins and outs of how to say "Wake Up!" in Hebrew, complete with pronunciation tips and usage scenarios.
Whether you're planning a trip to Israel or simply want to wake the kids or your spouse in Hebrew, this lesson is your alarm clock to a deeper understanding of the language.
So hit that play button and let's wake up your Hebrew skills together!
Mastering the past tense of 'to learn' in Hebrew isn't just about grammar rules; it's about your power to communicate effectively and meaningfully.
We often overlook past tense forms when we're starting to learn a language, understanding how to conjugate 'to learn' in the past tense will open new doors in your conversations, make you sound more fluent, and allow you to share rich life experiences 🌟
Check out this phenomenal student absolutely nailing the phrase 'I miss you' in Hebrew!
Stitch my teaching videos and let's get you talking! It's the most effective way to shed that nervousness and get direct feedback from me.
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🌸 Don't hold back! Your courage and progress deserve to be celebrated! 🎉
In Hebrew, just like in any language, we have our own way of saying 'Happy Birthday.' We actually have two.
These phrases are filled with warmth and good wishes, something you'd want to know if you're celebrating with Hebrew speakers.
Learning a new language is like unwrapping a present - you discover something new and exciting with each step.
@WahbAllat I love to compare the Zionist Wikipedia (under control of right wing activists in the last 10 years or so) entries in Hebrew, with various other languages. The #Hebrew #Wikipedia states the “reason for depopulation” of most Palestinian villages as “abandonment”, never military assault, or massacre, which were commonly performed by militia forces. They actually have custom metadata fields ready for “reason” and “date” of “abandonment” of any #Palestinian village. Epistemic violence on the Wikipedia is almost a standard these days.
💖 Master the Future of Love in Hebrew! 💖
You know the language of love is universal, but there's something truly special about expressing it in Hebrew.
Today, I'm bringing you something that’s close to my heart - conjugating the verb "to love" in future tense. 💕
You know, there are some sayings that just resonate deeply, no matter what language you speak. "All that glitters is not gold" is one of those timeless gems for me, but wait until you hear how it sounds in Hebrew. 😀
And speaking of which, this saying is sometimes used without the last word, hoo הוא 💡
September is a month of transition, much like learning a new language can be a transition in your life.
Just like the changing seasons, your language skills can evolve, and I'm here to guide you every step of the way.
So, take a deep breath, and let's embrace the beauty of Hebrew, one word at a time.
Let's dive into the wonderful world of Hebrew conjugation in the PRESENT tense.
Learning a new language, especially one as rich as Hebrew, can be quite a journey. Many of my students, like you, have embarked on this path.
So, whether you're saying "I love" or "you love" (אתה אוהב), I'm here to guide you through this language journey, helping you gain confidence and embrace the beauty of Hebrew conjugation.
Today, we're diving into how to say 'loved' in Hebrew, exploring all its beautiful conjugations.
Because isn't love—like language—about connecting, remembering, and, yes, sometimes, letting go?
Dive in to see how the past tense of 'to love' forms its own love story, one conjugation at a time. 💛📜
Many wanted to hear it after yesterdays lesson so here it is #latke
Latke (Yiddish: לאַטקע latke; sometimes romanized latka, lit. "pancake") is a type of potato pancake or fritter in Ashkenazi Jewish cuisine that is traditionally prepared to celebrate Hanukkah.
Latkes can be made with ingredients other than potatoes such as cheese, onion, and zucchini.
Hebrew Q&A Time❓
Answering yet another food question and this delicious #Mediterranean dip is one of my favorites!
The literal meaning of baba ganoush or baba ganouj is "spoiled dad," referring to the fact that when you eat it, you just can't help but feel a bit spoiled!
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We all have that special someone we miss. Maybe someone back home in Israel or in another far away destination. Maybe someone you haven’t seen in a while or just spent time with yesterday.
Let them know how much they are missed with this lesson ❤️
The Latin word 'parente', the origin of the English word parent, means to bring forth, to give birth, or to produce, highlighting the physical role parents play in the creation of a child. The Hebrew word for parents, 'horim' (הורים), on the other hand, means teachers, emphasizing the fact that Jewish tradition sees parents not only as progenitors and guardians but also as educators tasked with empowering their child with the knowledge and tools they need to live healthy, wholesome, and independent lives.
@usluck Wow. Lots to unpack here. Tanks, bombs, a rubber stamp (?), a devilish magnate pushing buttons, Star of Davis as the axis of the world, more buttons, more Cyrillic, and a bookmarked Mein Kampf! And #Hebrew text! Yiddish? Anarchist pamphlet? I've never seen the like!
This is a prime example of the type of coverage I'm talking about, from the NY Times:
This is absolutely gross on multiple levels, including spreading the idea that Israelis were antisemitic!
It's possible to love Yiddish and not hate Hebrew, but this type of article is exactly what's wrong with this discussion.
Cherishing these sweet moments with my dad as he flew all the way from Israel to visit me! 🛫🇮🇱❤️
From exploring new places to enjoying the simple pleasures like sharing ice cream /g-'lee-dah/ גלידה, it's the little moments that make our time together so special.
Who else agrees that ice cream brings out the best smiles and memories? 😄
What an amazing opportunity to share my passion for teaching Hebrew with a completely new Spanish Speaking audience.
Thank you @ferezmanuel for allowing me this privilege.
For English speakers please Google translate the interview or adjust your browser to learn more about me and my passion! 🤗
There are a whole host of modern reading traditions of Biblical #Hebrew, from #Ashkenazi, to #Sephardi, and #Yemenite. Despite the rich diversity of traditions of #Biblical Hebrew at our fingertips, the #linguistic relationship between them has never been mapped out. In this book the phyla-and-waves methodology, which has been used for Semitic language classification, is used to map out the relationship between the main reading traditions of Biblical Hebrew throughout history.
I got a letter!
#Sefaria, a digital library of Jewish literature, is celebrating its 10 year anniversary by letting folks claim a Hebrew letter from the Torah. I know very little about #Hebrew so why not learn about what the letter means, as well as what the word in the verse means. (1/5)
I've come across extremely weird stuff while reading the Sagas. One of the most perplexing of these is a name that pops up in Sturlunga Saga.
> Ólafur Höskuldarson chaim
Why is he called chaim? No one knows.
For modern eyes it looks Hebrew but was that the intent?
It is almost certain that this was a real person. Unlike the Sagas which deal with the Settlement of Iceland, Sturlunga is near contemporary.
Gzella, H. (2011). Languages from the World of the Bible. Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter. https://doi.org/10.1515/9781934078631 #OpenAccess #OA #Language #Languages #Bible #AncientNearEast #Ancient #TextualHistory #Theology #Religion #Book #Books #Ebook #Ebooks #Bookstodon #Academia #Academic #Academics #Ugaritic #Phoenician #Hebrew #Aramaic #Persian #Greek @bookstodon (34)
✡️ Today's Jew of the Day is Etgar Keret!
Etgar Keret ( אתגר קרת) is an award winning author, screenwriter and director. His most well known literary works are Missing Kissinger, Nobody Said It Was Going to Be Fun, Streets of Fury, Jetlag, and Kneller's Happy Campers.
His work has been highly celebrated, with him receiving the Prime Minister's award for literature, the Ministry of Culture's Cinema Prize, Israel Cultural Excellence Foundation's 2006 Artist of the Year, Chevalier (Knight) Medallion of France's Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, the Charles Bronfman Prize, as well as others.
Keret is still writing today and has become more involved in film and television in recent years.
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New instance, new #introduction! Formerly @email@example.com but hopping over to calckey for reasons.
Hi y'all, I'm Amichai (or Jack) and I am a #queer #transmasc but increasingly #genderqueer person who lives in #Boston MA USA.I use he or they pronouns.
I am in the process of converting to #Judaism.I was raised in a fundigelical xtian family but was a closet atheist by the age of six, and there's still religious trauma I'm working through there.
I live with my husband and our cat (Libby) and dog (Momo). I like posting unexciting photos of them (often "lap check with Libby" and "here's Momo ignoring me again while we're on a walk").
For the USA, I am extremely politically left... which means things like I believe things like #EveryoneDeservesAHome,
#HealthcareForAll, and #LandBack. But I try to tag any political posts with some content warning like #USPol or #MAPol.
I like #reading, studying #Hebrew, learning more about anything #Jewish, and admiring other people's art. I'd love to connect with more Jewish folks, especially Jewish queers of all types.
DMs are welcome! If you want to follow me but would prefer I tag or CW some sort of content, let me know and I'll be delighted to do that. I will always put alt text description of images I post. If I boost something that does not have alt text already (or it's not an accurate transcription), I'll add suggested alt text in a reply.
Okay so #introductions post for real now even though it's my second post here. I was never a twitter user so inline hashtags look awful to me, but I'll do my best.
My name's Kira (she/her), and I'm an #actuary by trade (i.e. risk management and mathematical modeling for insurance companies), and in my free time I write a lot of #fanfic. And I do mean a lot, on the order of 2*10^5 words/year. I'm at Flamesong on #AO3 as well.
I'm #trans, #lesbian, #Jewish, #autistic, and you can talk to me in English, #Spanish, #German, or #Hebrew and expect a nonzero amount of comprehension. I suppose you could also try Hungarian, but I was only in Budapest for one semester (math people can guess why) and my language skills at this point are less than epsilon.
In terms of other things I do and like, I've started doing #KravMaga this year, I go out bike riding during the handful of days of pleasant temperatures we get per year, and of course there are the omnipresent, dreaded video games. I like games that make you think in a math way like Satisfactory, games that make you think in a literary-analysis way like Dark Souls, and games that make you think in a strategy way like Civ6.
I see my character limit is starting to run a little low now (though using the smallest number that can be written as the sum of two cubes in two different ways is great), so I'll leave the intro post there. I can't wait to meet some new people here on Mastodon!
There is no such thing as "Haftorah."
To English ears, Haftarah and Torah sound similar. That leads to the common misspelling and mispronunciation, "Haftorah."
Nissinen, Martti, Ancient Prophecy: Near Eastern, Biblical, and Greek Perspectives (Oxford, 2017; online edn, Oxford Academic, 23 Nov. 2017), https://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780198808558.001.0001, accessed 28 June 2023. #openaccess #oa #book #books #bookstodon #ancient #hebrew #bible #religion #history #histodon #histodons @bookstodon @histodon @histodons
It's been several months since I joined the Fediverse, but with the influx of new users I thought an updated and more complete #introduction was in order, so here goes:
I'm a #queer man from Italy, and I have a degree in East Asian languages and one in winemaking, but I am not currently working in either of those fields - I have a day job in hospitality and I'm aiming to train as a teacher of English as a plan B if opportunities in the field of #wine do not materialize.
I am #Jewish (a Jew-by-choice) and I belong to the local Progressive Jewish community. I like #videogames, especially indie and/or narrative ones (but I'm also an avid #FFXIV player), I dabble in #photography at an amateur level, and I love #food and #LanguageLearning - currently learning #hebrew and #spanish, but I've studied a handful of others academically or through self-study.
Feel free to send a toot if you post about any of my interests - or even if you don't and you just want to say hi, really!
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I wrote out my letter and word for the day a bunch of times and read out loud a little bit. I swear, I never get any better. #Hebrew
My brother gave me an autographed(!) Hebrew edition of Neil Gaiman’s Stardust. It is way beyond my current level but it is wonderful. Excuse my Hebrew cursive, which somehow looks absolutely nothing like it should. With other languages I made great strides by reading things completely out of my depth, so maybe this will help. #Hebrew #LanguageLearning #Books #Stardust #NeilGaiman
We have a new design that states a fundamental Jewish concept: Tikkun Olam, to help repair or heal the world.
Sababa is a fun word to say in English!
It comes from Arabic but is used in Hebrew slang to mean cool, or great or awesome...
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So I'm looking for a #font for monospace #hebrew and ... well, there's a few ways it goes. The text used here was "כלב רע", bad dog. Starting with non-monospace, we get ... what's RTL? Then there's a font that definitely tried to fit an aesthetic to the script. Finally, we get to Everson Mono, which has support and all, but it's exceptionally blocky, and honestly a little hard to read.
I also have to admit, I'm not sure I want to put effort into seeing if some of these work or not.
As example, #witness the story of Ten Commandments and the lessons therein, as viewed from the language of love. We may not remember every commandment, but we remember the story of #Moses coming down the #mountain with the tablets. But what about the ideas those tablets contained? From the #hebrew tradition, we’re taught they were inviolable #rules that if transgressed, meant #perdition. Too literal. But view them through the #lens of love, and everything changes.
On #WorldFrogDay, we remind you that the plague of frogs in Exodus is actually in the singular in the Hebrew. The plague of frog.
Rabbi Akiva says in the Talmud that it was one frog responsible for all of it.
Some say this frog spawned to create more frogs, others say it whistled to summon more.
But some maintain - it was one giant frog that filled the entire land... 🐸
Question for #Hebrew learners. Did you eventually learn where the letters are on the Hebrew keyboard or are you still taking forever hunting for the correct one?
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(MOT means Member of the Tribe which is a long standing coded way to say Jewish)
I love cinema and #languages. I'm comfortable enough in #English #French #Spanish #Italian and of course #Arabic, I sorta-kinda understand #German and #Hebrew (but both need a lot of improvement) and I'm also learning #Japanese. Part of my decision to progressively leave the bird site is also to give myself more time to learn languages.
Abjads are weird. מממממם is a valid word that is consisted of six instances of the letter Mem (it means "from their memers", by the way). And even if you don't use the borrowed root מם, you can still have ממממנם ("from their sponsor"), a word that was not constructed just for this exercise and could very well have been used in print.
However, I worry that this reflects that I have some sort of psychological #MessianicJewish syndrome: expecting #Judaism to just let me do what I was gonna do anyway, but with more discursive lanes and more #Hebrew. I don't think it's appropriate for me to come to a community and immediately demand it serve ideologically as my comfortable armchair.
2/ First, we recovered four Jewish educational games for the Apple II, including "Nosh Kosh," a creative take on Pac-Man that teaches kashrut (Jewish dietary law). Yaakov Kirschen made these with Gesher Educational Affiliates.
Download the disk images and read the histories here: https://breakintochat.com/blog/2022/11/26/unearthed-kirschens-apple-ii-games-for-gesher/
I’m new to Babka, also On Here as @thisNina@lor.sh. I live in Nashville. In previous lives I taught #history of #medieval #Spain at various universities in #NYC and worked for an entertainment lawyer. I enjoy #reading, mostly #sff and history, and going to hear live #music, mostly rootsy stuff. I talk about music, history, and #Judaism a lot. Can read #Spanish, #French, and some #Russian and #Hebrew. We may already follow each other thru my other acct On Here.
#introduction Hi, I'm Heike, current age 63, retired since April 2022.
I love #learning. My greatest passion are #languages, especially those that don't use Latin script. My winter 2022 project is teaching myself #Hebrew to the extent I'm able to. Since I'm #HearingImpaired , I largely rely on written texts.
I currently also restart #sewing , #knitting & #crocheting. Other hobbies include #yoga #walking #biking Pleased to meet you all 🍀 🌺
Hello, I'm Mux and I make #music. I've gathered here in this thread everything I've ever released. Some of it has been out in an actual album, some just online, some of it is done, some of it just a demo and some of it still a work in progress, some is on YouTube and some in Bandcamp, some in English and some in Hebrew.
I'll start with my #Hebrew music since that's how I started my career. If you don't speak Hebrew you might want to skip a little down thread.
That out of the way, let's begin!
I also used to be #Orthodox #Jewish (and obviously I'm still Jewish), I speak #עִברִית #Hebrew I've been learning #اللغة العربية #Arabic and my favourite thing I ever post about really are the immense and heartbreaking similarities between the two languages.
I'm interested in how #religion affects and inflects the world around us. I just did a BA in #AncientGreek and #Roman #Classics at the Open University. I am interested in the #LongView but probs not the LongTermism virtual ppl thing
I’m pretty new here, so here’s my #Introduction. I live in Nashville, and I’m almost retired (1.5 more weeks to go) from being the office manager at a small music business law office. In a previous life I taught #history of #medieval #Spain at various colleges in #NYC. I enjoy #reading, mostly #sff and history, and going to hear live #music, mostly rootsy stuff. I used to #garden (mostly veggies) and hope to get back to that. I also am a truly inept maker of #bobbinlace. On the bird app, I talked about music, history, and #Judaism a lot, and made some friends. I hope to continue all that here. Can read #Spanish, #French, and some #Russian and #Hebrew.