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Easy Cheesecake Recipe – in Hebrew (Advanced)

5-ingredients | 5-steps | 5-minutes This rich, delicious cheesecake recipe will not only make your holiday table - it will also enrich your command of the Hebrew language. בתיאבון! מצרכים 2 קופסאות גבינת שמנת 225 גר' כל אחת 3 ביצים 1 כוס סוכר 1 כפית תמצית וניל 2 קופסאות שמנת 200 גר' כל אחת הוראות [...]
By Ami Steinberger | May 27, 2020 | A Larger Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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A Word Per Decade

In honor of יום העצאמות - Independence Day 2020, here's a word for each full decade of the State of Israel... and one for good luck. דרכון - passport 1950s As soon as the State was established, Israelis started traveling abroad. In the 50s people still used the word פספורט to refer to this all-important [...]
By Ami Steinberger | April 28, 2020 | A Larger Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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10 Hebrew words to get you through the coronavirus

These ten words and terms will help you understand what they’re talking about on the Israeli news. 1. בהלה - panic The Hebrew word for panic in the social sense is בהלה . It comes from the root ב.ה.ל meaning disquiet, a root that appears in the Book of Esther:  ויבהילו להביא את המן אל [...]
By Ami Steinberger | March 10, 2020 | A Larger Dose of Hebrew . Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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Green Israel

Below are some must-know Hebrew terms on the topic of sustainability, based on the following conversation: אישה - ישראל היא מדינה ירוקה ביותר. גבר - ירוקה? מה פתאום? יש בה כל מיני צבעים! כחול, לבן, אפור, חום…  אישה - נכון, אבל כשאני אומרת מדינה ירוקה, אני מתכוונת לכל מיני מיזמים ישראלים כמו "נתיב פלוס", שימור [...]
By Ami Steinberger | February 9, 2020 | A Larger Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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Health and Wellness

Below are some must-know Hebrew terms for health and wellness, based on this conversation that takes place at an annual checkup: אישה - אני כל הזמן לא מרגישה טוב.  רופא - כמה שעות את ישנה בלילה? אישה - חמש או שש שעות, אבל אני לא ישנה כל כך טוב. רופא - מה עם כושר? את [...]
By Ami Steinberger | November 5, 2019 | A Larger Dose of Hebrew . Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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School Supplies – רשימת ציוד לבית הספר

Got kids going back to school? Going back to school yourself? Here's a literal and cultural translation of the list of school supplies - which in Hebrew is called רשימת ציוד - equipment list. לימוד פורה! Fruitful learning! (happy learning!) קלמר - pencil case Suppose you've loaded up with school supplies, but don't have a way [...]
By Ami Steinberger | August 11, 2019 | A Larger Dose of Hebrew . Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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Names of Jerusalem Neighborhoods

Shoshana Damari's classic song שובי בת ירושלים  gives a melodic tour of many of Jerusalem's Jewish neighborhoods. This post sheds some light for English speakers on what the names of these neighborhoods mean. בית הכרם House of the Vineyard - בֵית is the construct “of” state of the word בַית meaning house or home. ניות [...]
By Ami Steinberger | May 21, 2019 | A Larger Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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Trees and Children’s Names

Israelis tend to find a lot of meaning and inspiration in trees and plants. Just look at how they name their kids: אילן - Ilan - is perhaps the best known. It’s the literary word for tree, as opposed to the simple עץ . The name אילן is the name for boys, while אילנה or [...]
By Ami Steinberger | January 28, 2019 | A Larger Dose of Hebrew . Your Daily Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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Traveling in Israel – in Hebrew

In this video, we encounter a variety of words and expressions that are key to traveling like an Israeli. לטייל The first such word is לטייל. This means to travel, but it’s not travel in the utilitarian sense of getting from Point A to Point B. Rather, this is to travel leisurely. The noun form […]

By Ami Steinberger | August 7, 2016 | A Larger Dose of Hebrew | 0 Comments
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