Read the Bible in Hebrew in 1 HOUR
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Read the Bible in Hebrew in 1 HOUR

The FASTEST way to learn how to READ Hebrew from SCRATCH.
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Created by Yoav Danenberg
Last updated 6/2017
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What Will I Learn?
  • (1) Identify all the characters in the Hebrew alphabet
  • (2) Identify the 14 most common Hebrew vowels
  • (3) Read Hebrew texts with vowels
  • (4) Recognize at least 20 new Hebrew words
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Requirements
  • Students need to be fluent in English.
  • NO prior Hebrew knowledge is assumed.
Description

This course is intended for English speakers with no prior knowledge in Hebrew

who would like to be able to read Hebrew texts with vowels very quickly.


In less than an hour you will be able to:

1) Identify all the characters in the Hebrew alphabet

2) Identify and use the 14 most common Hebrew vowels

3) Read Hebrew texts such as the Bible, books and newspapers


This is a basic reading course which covers the main rules and allows you to start reading very quickly. 

It does NOT cover the many exceptions and esoteric vowels which are rarely used.


Each lesson contains: 

1) A 10 minute long video lecture

2) A handout with a visual summary of all the new letters and vowels 

3) A quiz to allow you to assess your new knowledge


Good luck!


Yoav.

Who is the target audience?
  • Busy people who have very little time to spend,
  • but still would like to be able to read Hebrew texts from scratch.
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Curriculum For This Course
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Introduction
1 Lecture 02:34

HERE YOU'LL FIND:

1) Is this course for you?

2) What you'll will be able to do at the end of the course

3) Methods used in the course to help you memorize the new Alpha-Bet

4) Two interesting characteristics of the Hebrew Alpha-Bet

Preview 02:34
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Lesson 1 - Shalom (hello)
1 Lecture 07:56
By the end of this lesson you will be able to:

(1) Read and pronounce 5 new letters: SH, S, L, M, V  ( ש, שׂ, ל, מ, ם, ו )

(2) Use the new vowels: O, AH

(3) Read the words: SHaLoM, SHaM, and more. 

Preview 07:56

In this quiz you will practice reading the new letters and vowels.

Please follow the instructions marked with red asterisk (*) at the bottom of the relevant pages.

Good luck!

Lesson 1 - Check your new reading skills
7 questions
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Lesson 2 - Boker Tov (Good Morning)
1 Lecture 07:57
By the end of this lesson you will be able to:

(1) Read and pronounce 5 new letters: V, B, K, R, T ( ב, בּ, ק, ר, ט )

(2) Use the new vowel: EH

(3) Read the new words: BoKeR, ToV, SHeKeT and more.

Lesson 2 - BoKeR ToV (Good Morning)
07:57


In this short quiz you will practice reading new Hebrew words.

1)  Please follow the instructions marked with red asterisk (*) at the bottom of each page.  

2)  In this and following quizzes, the Hebrew letter "ר" is represented by the English letter "R".

Good luck!

Lesson 2 - Practice reading Hebrew words
7 questions
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Lesson 3 - Ma Nishma? (What's up?)
1 Lecture 11:28
By the end of this lesson you will be able to:

(1) Read and pronounce 5 new letters: Y, AX2, N, H ( י, ע, א, נ, ן, ה )

(2) Use 2 new vowels:  1. EE     2. EH/No Vowel

(3) Read the new words: IMa, ABa, ANi, Ma, NiSHMa, and many more.

Lesson 3 - Ma NiSHMa? (What's up?)
11:28

In this quiz you are asked to read 10 new words.

Most of the words are taken from the first chapter of the book of Genesis.


Good luck!


Lesson 3 - Ma NeeSHMa?
10 questions
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Lesson 4 - Differences and Similarities
1 Lecture 09:30
By the end of this lesson you will be able to:

(1) Read and pronounce 4 new letters: T, D, S, CH  ( ת, ד, ס, ח )

(2) Use 4 new vowels: U X2, EH, AH

(3) Read the new words: ToDa, SHehSH, CHaMehSH, CHaLon, and more. 

Lesson 4 - Differences and Similarities
09:30


The 4 vowels we learned in this lesson are not very common in the Bible.

This is why the 7 words you are asked to read in this quiz are taken from different chapters of the book of Genesis.

When reading the answers keep in mind:

1) R represents the letter ר

2) CH represent the letter ח

3) Capital letters in English represent Hebrew letters and small letters in English represent Hebrew vowels.

Good luck!

Lesson 4 - Differences & Similarities
7 questions
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Lesson 5 - Falafel & Pita
1 Lecture 09:08
By the end of this lesson you will be able to:

(1) Read and pronounce 2 new complex letters:   1. CH&K   2. F&P  (כ, כּ, ך, פ, פּ, ף)

(2) Use the new vowel: O

(3) Read the words: FaLaFehL, CHoRef, SoF, YaNSHuF and more

Lesson 5 - FaLaFehL & PiTa
09:08


The new vowel introduced in this lesson - a dot OVER the head a bit to the left of the letter it accompanies - is a very common vowel in the Bible.

The two new letters with their final form and with the dot-in-the-center form are also very common.

In this quiz you will practice reading these new forms. 

Lesson 5 - FaLaFehL & PiTa
8 questions
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Lesson 6 - I Need, I Want
1 Lecture 06:28
By the end of this lesson you will be able to:

(1) To read and pronounce 3 new letters: Z, G, TS ( צ,  ץ,  ג,  ז )

(2) To read the new words: RoTSeh, TSaRiCH, ZaHaV, GehZehR, and more.

Lesson 6 - I Need, I Want
06:28

By now you can read most of the words in the Bible.

One thing to keep in mind is that the rules we learned are very simplistic and in the Bible there are many exceptions to these rules.

In this quiz we will focus only on the new letters learned in this lesson.


Good luck. 

Lesson 6 - I Need, I Want.
4 questions
About the Instructor
Yoav Danenberg
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12 Students
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Curriculum Developer and Instructional Designer (M.Ed.)

I'm an Israeli with love and passion for the Hebrew language.

I have a Master of Education (M.Ed.) specializing in Instructional Design which is the art and science of creating effective and efficient learning experiences.

Since 2009 I have been teaching Hebrew to MIT students going to Israel for summer internships and this course is based on the lessons I learned doing so.