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Hebrew Glossary

Then name Ashkenaz (Bereishit 10:3) has since the 10th century been identified with Germany. As the German and French Jews of the medieval period formed a uniform group in culture and religious customs, they were all referred to as Ashkenazim in contradistinction to the Sefardim or Spanish- Portuguese Jews. Ashkenazim are the people who use Nusach Ashkenaz, the prayer arrangement adopted by the medieval Franco-German Jews, including certain variations described as belonging to the Polish custom (Minhag Polin). In the 18th century, the Chasidic movement adopted the Sefardic arrangement of prayers; hence, the Chasidim have been called Sefardim on many occasions. The Ashkenazim in Eastern Europe developed an intense religious life, disseminating Talmudic scholarship among the people to a degree never before surpassed in Jewish history. Chasidim and Mithnaggedim and followers of the Haskalah movement (Maskilim) presented a changing pattern of types, trends and ideologies.

Hebrew Alphabet For Dummies You can learn to read Hebrew in a few days - real newspaper Hebrew, street signs etc. No kidding! The entire Hebrew alphabet (with "final" forms of letters): א ב ג ד ה ו ז ח ט י כ ך ל מ םנ ן ס ע פ ף צ ץ ק ר ש ת Follow this mini course and you will learn how to read and sound every letter. Bonus 1: You will understand what you are reading! Bonus 2: You can even learn to write in script if you like! Bonus 3: It's all free, right here. Hebrew Pronunciation and Transliteration gives details of all the letters if you must know now. This mini-course is divided into seven lessons that teach you to read the entire alphabet, and advanced vocabulary and practice lessons that can be studied either along with each lesson or as an additional review and vocabulary expansion after you are done learning the letters. And right away - you can be READING and talking and writing modern HEBREW! The first easy letters (script version on the left, block print version on the right): - Ahleph.

Hebrew Alphabet The Hebrew and Yiddish languages use a different alphabet than English. The picture below illustrates the Hebrew alphabet, in Hebrew alphabetical order. Note that Hebrew is written from right to left, rather than left to right as in English, so Alef is the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet and Tav is the last. The Hebrew alphabet is often called the "alefbet," because of its first two letters. Letters of the Alefbet Table 1: The Hebrew Alphabet If this sounds like Greek to you, you're not far off! The "Kh" and the "Ch" are pronounced as in German or Scottish, a throat clearing noise, not as the "ch" in "chair." Note that there are two versions of some letters. Vowels and Points Like most early Semitic alphabetic writing systems, the alefbet has no vowels. However, as Hebrew literacy declined, particularly after the Romans expelled the Jews from Israel, the rabbis recognized the need for aids to pronunciation, so they developed a system of dots and dashes called nikkud (points).

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