Helps for Learning Hebrew

Akhlah: The Jewish Children’s Learning Network is probably the best site for learning the aleph-bet. The “Script” column is the cursive Hebrew Alphabet. The “Block” letters are the most commonly used form in print. http://www.akhlah.com/hebrew/aleph-bet.  Click on “How to write block letters” at the bottom of the page.

“Judaism 101” is a Jewish site that provide lots of information. Make sure you read the article about the alphabet at http://www.jewfaq.org/alephbet.htm and the article on “The Name of G-d” at http://www.jewfaq.org/name.htm. There are several other articles you should read, such as “Torah” and “Hebrew Root Words.”

The Online Hebrew Tutorial offers free lessons. Thanks to Jew Wishes for the link.

Audio Lessons for dozens of languages (including Hebrew) are available at FSI Language Courses.

The Wikipedia article is pretty good.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hebrew_alphabet

Omniglot has lots of links!
http://www.omniglot.com/writing/hebrew.htm

History of the Hebrew Language by David Steinberg.

Note: Some of the sites show the modern cursive Hebrew alphabet. It is probably worth learning, especially if you want to have an Israeli pen pal. However, it is not the same as the hand-written Hebrew I use.

One Response

  1. I am so glad we came up with vowels…

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