Hebrew

  1. Will You Be at NewCAJE10?

    Will You Be at NewCAJE10?

    Are you coming to the NewCAJE conference in Portland, O

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  2. Why Does Hebrew Matter?

    Why Does Hebrew Matter?

    "Language is a key to identity and culture, and Hebrew is a key to Jewish identity and Jewish culture. We just have to approach it as such." So writes Jeremy Benstein, the linguist and cultural anthropologist and author of the newly released Hebrew Roots, Jewish Routes: A Tribal Language in a Global World.

    Benstein explores the significance of Hebrew in the life of Jews and Judaism, and argues that engaging with Hebrew - not with the aim of fluency or solely ritual participation - is a vehicle to enrich our connection to Judaism and its values. "We can try to make Hebrew more acce

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  3. Pack These Camp Goodies for a Deeper Jewish Connection

    Pack These Camp Goodies  for a Deeper Jewish Connection
    Create opportunities for spiritual connection, even when your children are away at camp.
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  4. Keep Hebrew Skills Strong All Summer Long

    Summer can be a great time to keep Hebrew skills sharp, and prevent the summer slide. Share these resources with families and students and remind them that just 10 minutes of practice on any of these resources a few times a week tucked into a car ride or long afternoon will go a long way to retaining their hard-earned language competence.

    Online Resources

    Behrman House Play & Learn Page

    Find plenty of free resources for students to use over the summer. Hebrew learners of all ages can:

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  5. Three Practices to Help Students Decode Hebrew

    Some students may require changes to standard materials, and others may not, yet everyone benefits from their implementation.
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  6. The Joy of Hebrew: Making Meaningful Connections to the Language, Q&A with Dina Maiben

    The Joy of Hebrew: Making Meaningful Connections to the Language, Q&A with Dina Maiben

    Dina Maiben is the Hebrew program director at Gratz College, where she is also a doctoral candidate focusing her research on the second language teacher education of Hebrew teachers.  She has written extensively on Hebrew reading and language education and is the author of twenty-one books and more than two dozen journal articles and stories. With lots of conversation happening lately around Hebrew learning in part-time educational settings, we asked her to explain the research.

     

    What do you remember about learning Hebrew yourself?

    Many years ago, when I was first learning to read Hebrew, I remember sitting in the sanctuary, prayer book open, and feeling like I was drowning in a sea of Hebrew letters, when suddenly a single word jumped off the page: “שָׁלוֹם.” I knew that word! I not only knew how to sound it out, but I knew what it meant. It was the word that my teacher used to greet us at the start of every class and it was what she wished u

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  7. 4 Surprising Findings About Hebrew Language Learning

    4 Surprising Findings About Hebrew Language Learning
    Key takeaways from research into second language learning, from Hebrew expert Dina Maiben.
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  8. Practice Hebrew Reading Using Hebrew in Harmony's Mah Nishtanah

    Practice Hebrew Reading Using Hebrew in Harmony's Mah Nishtanah

    For a limited time, we’re making available for FREE the Mah Nishtanah digital companion for Hebrew practice and reinforcement, plus bonus downloadable reading activities for Passover.

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  9. Making An Immersive Hebrew Environment?

    Making An Immersive Hebrew Environment?

    We now have 285 modern Hebrew word cards available to download - free. 

    This collection of printable cards consists of functional Hebrew words and phrases for everday situations, including:

    • • greetings
    • • colors
    • • numbers
    • • sports
    • • food
    • • occupation
    • • home
    • • countries

    The cards include a mix of verbs, nouns, pronouns and adjectives. Download them here, and be sure to print double-sided for use as flash cards, with Hebrew on one side and English on the other. They are also be available on our home page, under the Play & Learn section.

    Benefits of use

    Incorporating modern conversational Hebrew can be motivat

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  10. “Music was the Missing Piece”

    “Music was the Missing Piece”
    How Hebrew in Harmony has reenergized prayer learning for one California child
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