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Video: 7 Surprising Facts About Hebrew in Its Modern Form

A language that is so simple in its structure, so rich in its meaning for us Jews, and so valuable to understanding Israel.

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When I moved to Israel in 2013, I didn’t speak a lick of Hebrew.

Okay, that’s not true. I knew two words: shalom (hello, goodbye, peace) and iparon (pencil). So I enrolled in an ulpan (a Hebrew school) in Tel Aviv and learned the language k’mo sh’tzarich (properly).

I discovered a language that is so simple in its structure, yet so rich in its meaning for us Jews, and so valuable to understanding Israeli culture, society, and even history.

Enjoy this seven-minute video about the most interesting — and surprising — things I’ve learned about “the language of the Hebrew man,” as well as a transcript of the video here:

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Authors
Joshua Hoffman