To prepare for class next week: 1. Do your best to memorize the entire alef-bet so we can move on to the vowels. 2. Use the Alef-Bet chart to spell your name phonetically in Hebrew. 3. Go to the website My Hebrew Name http://www.my-hebrew-name.com/ and find your name in Hebrew. Optional: For fun, look up the meaning of your Hebrew name.
What is normal for us in the desert SW, but not for Israel this time of year? Some areas reached a high of 105 on Shavuot. Incidentally, it is now possible to draw, speak, or type words in Google Translate. But if you draw them, you must use script font.
We worked on some worksheets in class tonight. Review or complete them during the week. We will be reviewing them in class next Tuesday. Try not to look up the answers! Read the words aloud as you write them, and say them aloud as you read them. For the writing worksheet, you may refer to the vocabulary chart for the correct spelling.
We will meet at Pat’s place this Tuesday. Until then, use the flash cards below to switch from reading print to script and to memorize and write the pronouns. Then practice using the correct pronoun with the following vocabulary chart. “Read, Write, and Say” is our homework motto. Read each word, write it, and say it. In class next week, we will add “Do it”.
Steve will be joining us at Hebrew class this Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. He is able to stay in town a bit longer than he had anticipated. YAY!
As usual, we’ll start by having a bite to eat (bring something to share or brown bag your own), then we’ll practice a dance for Passover, and finally, we’ll settle in for Hebrew class. A little birdie told me we may also be treated to a worship song by Tom & Lynne this week!
Note: I’ve edited the vocabulary chart (I had earlier neglected to list the final two pronouns Hem and Hen). Remember to read, speak, and write each word. You can use the sheet like a flash card simply by covering up the translations.
For our final week of Conversational Hebrew class with Steve, we will be meeting at my place. Blanca has graciously offered to cook a grilled chicken salad, yum! I will bring bread, and maybe a surprise dish or dessert. Please bring something to share if you plan to eat with us.
I think I speak for all of us in saying how much I appreciate Steve for taking us beyond the “nuts & bolts” of Hebrew, beyond the alef-bet and vowels, to writing script and learning singular and plural verbs. To give Steve a good send-off, I will teach you a fun dance after class (don’t worry, it’s easy, either I or Jacob will help you).
Purim is on my mind. Purim means “lots” and refers to the casting of lots to determine the day on which the evil Haman, chief minister of King Ahasuerus, would have the Jewish people in the land of Persia (present day Iran) destroyed.