anonymous asked:

Do you know any good online courses / apps with good Hebrew courses for complete beginners, with the script? Thank you so much

Hey anon! Sorry it’s taken so long but i searched for some stuff and got this together for you!

Courses

Learn Hebrew

Teach Me Hebrew

Let’s Learn Hebrew -this isn’t actually a course but this user explains a lot f grammar concepts in detail but is currently inactive but said he’ll be back

Learn the Alphabet(Alefbet)

Alefbet-Learn to read

Linguajunkie

Memrise Course

Quizlet Course

Apps

*i don’t have an iphone but i know the following are available on both android and iphone*

Duolingo

Memrise

Quizlet

Mondly

I have Write it! Hebrew on my phone but I don’t know if it’s available on iTunes

Discord- I use this and I’ve met others who are learning Hebrew and we share resources and help each other out

Anyway feel free to contact me whenever if you need more help finding resources!

All jokes aside I think it’s really amazing how Hebrew was literally brought back to life by a bunch of enthusiasts and how what once was essentially a dead language is spoken nowadays by millions of people

I hear it on the streets and can’t stop thinking about how just a couple of centuries ago nobody was speaking it, and now it’s living and breathing just like any other natural language, with modern words and slang and shitty pop songs and children learning their first words in it

But it is also thousands of years old technically

This is wild

Hebrew is not a dead language

Hebrew is not a dead language
Hebrew is not a dead language
Hebrew is not a dead language
Hebrew is not a dead language
Hebrew is not a dead language
Hebrew is not a dead language
Hebrew is not a dead language
Hebrew is not a dead language
Hebrew is not a dead language
Hebrew is not a dead language

this has been a PSA

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Minoritized languages moodboard: Yiddish

Yiddish (ייִדיש ,יידיש or אידיש) is a Germanic language spoken by the Ashkenazi Jewish people. It is written in Hebrew script, and mixes a Germanic base with elements of Hebrew, Aramaic, Slavic and Romance languages.

For @salvadorbonaparte

We haven’t seen this interlocking pattern before.

(via Bodleian Digital Lib on Twitter: “We haven’t seen this interlocking pattern before. #micrographymonday #HebrewMSS #PolonskyProject https://t.co/8GFqf4EAJa https://t.co/HKRy6U4vq6”)

Micrography - “a Jewish form of calligrams developed in the 9th century, with parallels in Christianity and Islam,[1] utilizing minute Hebrew letters to form representational, geometric and abstract designs.”

Hebrew Book Vocabulary

ספר - sefer - book
ספרייה - sifriya - library
סופר - sofer - author
פרק - perek - chapter
מילה - mila - word
אות - ot - letter
גיבור - gibor - hero
דמות ראשית - dmut rashit - main character
נבל - naval - antagonist
דמות משנית - dmut mishnit - secondary character
ספרות בלשים - safrut balashim - detective (genre)
סימניה - simaniya - bookmark
תולעת ספרים - tola’at sfarim - bookworm
מדף ספרים - madaf sfarim - bookshelf
חנות ספרים - hanut sfarim - bookstore
עטיפה - atifa - cover
ז’אנר - janer - genre
סוגה - suga - genre (original hebrew word)
נובלה - novella - novella
רומן - roman - a novel
סיפור - sipur - story
פרוזה - proza - prose
אגדה - agada - fairytail
פואמה - poema - poem
שיר - shir - song
עמוד - amud - page (one side)
דף - daf - page (both sides)
שורה - shura - line
כרך - kerah - volume
ציטוט - zitut - quote
לקרוא - li’kro - to read
לכתוב - li’htov - to write
לקרוא בקול - li’kro be’kol - to read out loud
קריאה - k’ria - reading

Cozy vocab in Hebrew

נְשׁיקַה - kiss (mas, pl. נשיקוֹת)
סֵרֵט - movie (mas, pl. סרַטים)

סוודֵר - sweater (mas, pl. סוודרים)
כַּר - pillow (mas, pl. כרים)
קַפַה - coffee
גַרבַּיים - socks
סֵפֵר - book (mas, pl. ספַרים)
נַחָת - comfort
שְֹמיכָה - blanket (fem, pl. שמיכוֹת)
אַח-fireplace (mas, pl. אחים)

חַתוּלַה - cat (fem, pl. חתולות)
חַמימוּת - warmth
כּוֹכַבים - stars
תֵה - tea

תִיוֹן-tea bag (mas, pl. תיונים)
חיבּוּק - hug (mas, pl. חיבוקים)
נֵר - candle (mas, pl. נֵרוֹת)

רַך - soft
שָׁברירי - delicate
מַתוֹק - sweet
נוֹחַ - comfortable
נַעים - warm

לְנַשֵׁק - to kiss
לְחַבֵּק - to hug
לִשׁמוֹר עַל מישֵׁהוּ\מישהי - to take care of sb
לִשׁכַּב - to lie down
לִהִתכַרבֵּל עִם מישהו\מישהי - to cuddle
לִקרוֹא - to read
ֹלִשׁון - to sleep
לַנוּחַ - to rest


Other lists I know of: Maltese, Italian, Finnish, German, Polish, Russian, Hungarian, Swedish, Spanish

The Golem of Prague

In Jewish folklore, a golem is an animated anthropomorphic being that is magically created entirely from inanimate matter (specifically clay or mud).

The most famous golem narrative involves Judah Loew ben Bezalel, the late 16th century rabbi of Prague, also known as the Maharal, who reportedly created a golem to defend the Prague ghetto from antisemitic attacks.

Depending on the version of the legend, the Jews in Prague were to be either expelled or killed under the rule of Rudolf II, the Holy Roman Emperor. To protect the Jewish community, the rabbi constructed the Golem out of clay from the banks of the Vltava river, and brought it to life through rituals and Hebrew incantations.

The Golem was called Josef and was known as Yossele. It was said that he could make himself invisible and summon spirits from the dead. 

The Golem’s body was stored in the attic genizah of the Old New Synagogue, where it would be restored to life again if needed. According to legend, the body of Rabbi Loew’s Golem still lies in the synagogue’s attic.

A recent legend tells of a Nazi agent ascending to the synagogue attic during World War II and trying to stab the Golem, but he died instead.

The Hebrew letters on the creature’s head read “emet”, meaning “truth”. In some versions of the Chełm and Prague narratives, the Golem is killed by removing the first letter, making the word spell “met”, meaning “dead”.


Source. Authors of the paintings unknown. 

When I was
A young Goy
My Rabbi
Took me to the Beit Knesset
To see the people pray

He said: Son, when
You grow up
Would you be
A member of our people
Practitioner of our ways?

He said: Will you
Fulfil them
Your mitzvahs
And all the ten commandments
And all that god has saith

Because one day
I’ll give you
A lesson
To teach you in the sabbath
To join the Hebrew faith!

Why I’m leaving Christianity.

Hey guys! I’ve been on Tumblr for two years now, blogging about my faith. Since I haven’t posted in a long time, an I feel like I owe an explanation to all my followers. I’ve been inactive on my blog because I’ve been rethinking my faith, and I’ve decided to convert.

I don’t really like labels, but since many of you have asked, I now refer to myself as a Messianic Israelite.

Messianic is Hebrew for “Messiah Follower.”

So technically I’m still a Christian since Christian means “Christ Follower”

However, people who refer to themselves as Messianics are different than people who refer to themselves as Christians

Messianic believers observe the Torah. I still believe in Jesus, and I still believe that I’m only saved by his grace, however, I do not believe the Law or Torah was “nailed to the cross” as many Christians believe.

Some of the major differences are:

1. I am going to start following the dietary laws of the Old Testament, meaning no more pig meat, shrimp, crab, rodents, or any other bottom feeders. Since Jesus didn’t put those in his body, I will not either.

2. I am following a Saturday Sabbath instead or Sunday, since that was the original day that Jesus rested on before the Roman Catholic church changed it.

3. I will no longer be celebrating Christmas or Easter, instead I will be following the Hebrew calendar and celebrate the feasts of the Israelites such as Passover, Sukkot, and Pentecost, and all the other feasts that Jesus celebrated being that he was Jewish.

I’ve spent a lot of time reading scripture and learning more about our father Yahweh, and from my studying, I believe this is the right thing to do. I feel like the scales have been removed from my eyes, and I’m excited to move forward with my new perspective on scripture. If you have any questions feel free to message me.

Before i go to bed , i would like to share my favourite apps (for languages learning )
These apps are ofcourse free and i love them til 100%

•Duolingo : i love to use this app as a start to learn a language. After that i like to “go on my own”. Duolingo helps you out with grammar aswell.

•Memrise : I use this one the most. This one dosen’t really help with grammar. It’s more of vocabs , you have more to choose between and i think that learning a type of letters ( like the cryllic alphabet ) is way better on Memrise than on Duolingo.

•SpanishDict ; since i’m not 100% in spanish yet , i love this app .I love that it’s so easy to use and so f**king perfect. I wish i had an app like this for all my languages.

•AnkiApp : this is a really nice one , you create your own flashcards and it shows how good/bad you’ve done on the “game/test”.

•HiNative : Is a wonderfull app , you can ask native speakers for help , vocab, translation , culture questions , pronuncitions. Everything basiclly.

/>• Hello talk : here you can chat with native speakers , i personally think that some people are shy and not that good at keeping a conversation going.But i’ve meet a couple of awsome people there!

I would like to see what other apps all of you use! I personally have tried many different ones , some better than other and some completely trash, anyways godnatt ✨💖
(good night )

EDITS: i noticed that i forgot to write about Hellotalk , so i added that

Hebrew Spring Vocabulary

טָלֵה - lamb
פְעִייַה-baaing
עֵץ - tree
דְבוֹרָה - bee
קֵשֵׁת (בְּעָנָן  - rainbow
פָּרָת מֹשֵׁה רָבֵּינוּ- ladybug
חֵרֵק-insect, bug
דֵשַׁא - grass
פַּרפַּר - butterfly
פֵּרַח - flower
עַלֵה - leaf
אָביב-spring
אָפּריל-April
מַאי - May
מֵרץ - March
צֵמָח - plant
גֵשֵׁם - rain
צְפַרדֵע - frog
מַשַׁב רוּח-breeze
שֵׁמֵשׁ - sun
ציפּוֹר - bird
חַסידָה-stork
פּריחָה-flowering
צִמחִייַה-vegetation
יֵרֵק-greenery

יָרוֹק - green
קָריר - cool
חָדָשׁ - new
אָביבי-spring-y

לִגדוֹל - to grow
לְגַדֵל - to grow smth
לִפרוֹחַ - to blossom
לִבקוֹעַ - to hatch
לְפעוֹת-to baa
לְהַפיץ רֵיחַ נָעים\טוֹב-to put out a nice/good smell

ניסַן-Nissan (Hebrew month, around April)
פֵּסַח-Passover

מֵזֵג אַוויר נָעים - warm weather 
הָשֵׁמֵשׁ מֵאיר\ה-the sun is shining

based on @langsandlit’s post, which is based on @malteseboy‘s post

Why Do People Say Amen?

The first usage of “amen,” the word which all Jews, Christians, and Muslims use, was in ancient Egypt. They would invoke Amun, one of the greatest of Egyptian gods, with the phrase “by Amun!”

In Hebrew, some linguists think the word came to mean “so be it.” Other linguists believe it derived from the Hebrew word “aman” which is a primitive root of the word “to be firm, confirmed, or believe.” In any case the word “amen” is in the Hebrew scriptures in multiple grammatical contexts. It was a firmly entrenched linguistic element by the time the Hebrew scriptures were being written down. From there, it entered Christian and Muslim lexicons.