Background & History: Around 9 million people worldwide are speaking Hebrew, and modern Hebrew is the official language - שָׂפָה רִשְׁמִית (safa rishmit) in Israel. Hebrew flourished as an everyday spoken language in the Kingdoms of Israel – cnaan – כְּנָעַן (cnaan) during about 1200 to 586 BCE.
At a certain time in the late 2nd century CE or a little later, most Jews ceased to use Hebrew as a spoken language, but it continued to be used as a literary language, and was the ma
After a long wait, we have decided to give our students something special.
A chance to take the basic Hebrew skills to the next level, and get a glimpse of how talking with a native Hebrew speaker might look like.
We truly believe that practice makes perfect, but sometimes practice can be frustrating. Therefore, we are trying to change this learning experience to something more enjoyable, And of course we give it away for free!
Try out this new gift we give you, and experi
Want to brag at your Israeli friends? In this blog post we will share with you 5 Hebrew words that most Israelis will not recognise, since they use the equivalent English word, not knowing there is an option to say it in Hebrew. 1) Israelis says: Internet - אִינְטֶרנֶט In Hebrew, it's "Mirshetet - מִרְשֶׁתֶת" Comes from the word "Reshet - רֶשֶׁת" (Net). Invented relatively recently (20 years), most Israelis have no knowledge about it's existence. 2) Israelis says: Piercing -
What is Shavuot (שָׁבוּעוֹת)? Shavuot is a Jewish holiday , and one of the Three Pilgrimage (Shloshet ha'regalim - שׁלוֹשֵׁת הַרֵגָלִים) Festivals along with Passover (פֶּסַח) and Sukkot (סוּכּוֹת). What are we celebrating? It celebrates the completion of the seven week Omer (עוֹמֵר) counting period between Passover and Shavuot, and occurs on the sixth day of the Hebrew month of Sivan (סִיוָן). What is the meaning of Shavuot? The word “Shavuot” שָׁבוּעוֹת literally means - "
Let us tell you the great biblical story- which is the reason we celebrate passover. Pharaoh (Par'oh פָּרְעֹה) According to the bible the Israelis have lived in Egypt (Mitzraim מִצרָיִם) for several hundreds of years. Pharaoh feared that the growth of the foreign Hebrew tribe would pose a danger to Egypt's security, so he turned them to slaves (Avadim עָבַדִים) with the goal of exhausting their bodies and tereby reducing the birth rate among the Hebrew people. Moses (Moshe מֹ
We all know a little something about this biblical holiday.
But what do we actually do in passover?
What do we eat?
What is matza?
Let's talk about it :) But first, we would like to wish you and your families a Happy Passover (חַג פֵּסַח שָׂמֵחַ)! Passover And It's Many Names
Passover or Pesach (פֵּסַח) as we say it in hebrew, has many other names -
Freedom holiday ( חַג הַחֵירוּת hag hac’herut)
The spring holiday ( חַג הָאָבִיב hag haaviv)
The Matzah holiday ( חַג
Guess what? Tachini can also be served as a desert (kinu’ach - קִנּוּחַ), and it's absolutely delicious! The ingredients 1 cup (150 gram) raw tahini (thina golmit - טְחִינָה גָּלְמִית). 3 cups (465 gram) self-raising flour (kemah tofe’ah - קֶמַח תּוֹפֵחַ). 200 gram melted butter (hem’a - חֶמְאָה). ¾ cup (134 gram) sugar (sucar - סֻכָּר). 10 gram vanilla sugar (sucar vanil - סֻכַּר וָנִיל). The instructions Mix together all of the ingredients (mitzrachim - מִצְרָכִים) until yo
Online students always ask "When is the best time to visit Israel?", and have a lot of confusion about Israel's weather, some even think that whole Israel is a desert and it's hot all year round, so we decided to answer all of these questions in this special blog post: This is the first blog post in a series called "Learn Hebrew Across Israel", and we will start with Israel's weather (mezeg avir - מֶזֶג אָווִיר), when would be the best time to visit and where? Winter (Ch'oref
Hummus (חוּמוּס) is a spread made from crushed hummus grains (gargirim - גַּרְגִּירִים). Here’s a recipe (matkon - מַתְכּוֹן) for you to make your own homemade hummus! The Ingredients 500 gram small hummus grains. 1 tsp drinking soda. ½ cup (cos - כּוֹס) raw tahini (thina golmit - טְחִינָה גָּולְמִית). ¼ cup lemon juice (mits limon - מִיץ לִימוֹן), or one squeezed fresh lemon. 5 garlic (shoom - שׁוּם) cloves. ½ tsp salt (melah - מֶלַח). ¼ tsp black pepper (pilpel shahor - פּ