Hebrew for Dummies, Paperback with CD-ROM
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Hebrew for Dummies, Paperback with CD-ROM

Wiley / 2003 / Paperback

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Covers common expressions, conversations, and cultural notes. With this guide, you can return to your roots or create new ones.

Want to discover how to speak Hebrew? This easy-to-understand guide explains basic grammar and usage, covering everything from the alphabet and numbers to making small talk, planning a trip, and changing money. You'll also discover the basics of Hebrew blessings and prayer, as well as the significance of the holy days.

All this on the Audio CD:

  • Pick up Hebrew the easy way through actual conversations
  • Features dialogues by native Hebrew speakers
  • Allows you to hear Hebrew as it's really spoken
  • Reinforces lessons from the book

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 384
Vendor: Wiley
Publication Date: 2003
Dimensions: 9.5 X 7.5 (inches)
ISBN: 0764554891
ISBN-13: 9780764554896
Series: For Dummies

Publisher's Description

One of the most amazing things about Hebrew is that, in less than acentury, it has gone from an ancient language of prayer and ritualspoken by a few holy men to a modern language of sunbathing,dining, going to the movies, and countless other everydayactivities, spoken by millions. Modern Hebrew is a beautifullanguage, but for a native English speaker it can be tough wrappingyour tongue around exotic expressions like “Ha’im AynOogiyot?” (“What, no cookies?”). As with anylanguage, the quickest way to master Hebrew basics is to immerseyourself in its sounds and rhythms. The next best thing to sixmonths in Haifa, Hebrew For Dummies lets you do just that!

Whether you want to communicate with your Israeli cousins,understand Jewish prayers and sacred literature, impress yourJewish in-laws, or you’re planning a trip to Israel, thisbook/audio package can help. In no time, you’ll:

  • Master Hebrew sounds and rhythms
  • Understand basic grammar and usage
  • Get a handle on the Hebrew alphabet
  • Make small-talk, and most everyday transactions
  • Discover the basics of Hebrew blessings and prayer
  • Gain insights into Hebrew culture and traditions

Each chapter of Hebrew For Dummies is organized around aspecific set of activities—such as eating, traveling,shopping, and asking directions—and gives you the lowdown onall the Hebrew you’ll need to get by. Topics coveredinclude:

  • Eating, going shopping, having fun, sports, hobbies, talking onthe phone, communicating around the office, and other everydayactivities
  • Hebrew for travelers, including transportation, hotels, moneychanging, asking directions, and handling emergencies
  • Sacred Hebrew, including reading the Bible and prayer books,blessing formulas, sacred rites and services, and more

The enclosed audio CD let’s you pick up Hebrew the easyway—through actual conversations. It features:

  • Dialogues by native Hebrew speakers
  • Answers to the Fun & Games activities in the book

The fun, easy way to master basic Hebrew, this book will quicklyget you on track with the language skills you need to speak andread Hebrew like a native.

Author Bio

Jill Suzanne Jacobs, MA, is a writer, Jewish educator, and part of the editorial team of MyJewishLearning.com. She has taught and helped create course materials for Hebrew and Jewish studies classes.

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