A Textbook of Israeli Hebrew

Author: Haiim B. Rosén

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226726038

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 397

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The aim of this book is to enable the student to read, write, and speak acceptable Israeli Hebrew and to understand less complex biblical Hebrew. A unique feature is the author's use of the principles of structural analysis. For students who are not acquainted with a language other than English, he elucidates those features of the language that are unfamiliar in the structure of English. The student is trained, from the first, to read "unvocalized" script as the native reader does, and "reading clues" (word and phrase patterns) are provided for this purpose. The work is organized into sections that can be worked through in an academic year—presentation of features, text samples, exercises, grammatical synopses, and individual and comprehensive glossaries. This text may be used by teachers without specialized training in linguistics. It can be used by self-teaching students as well as by those at college level, and it will valuable for immigrants to Israel.

Biblical Hebrew for Students of Modern Israeli Hebrew

Author: Marc Zvi Brettler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780300084405

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 355

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This is the first textbook written for the purpose of teaching biblical Hebrew to college-level students who already know some modern, Israeli Hebrew. Marc Brettler provides a clear, comprehensive book with numerous well-constructed exercises to help students either make the transition from modern Israeli Hebrew to biblical Hebrew or deepen their understanding of biblical Hebrew. The book is also ideal for individuals who might like to study independently, and for serious Jewish adult-education programmes. Biblical Hebrew for Students of Modern Israeli Hebrew is unique in its emphasis on phonology, based on the conviction that a strong grounding in phonology makes it possible to learn biblical Hebrew grammar in a much more systematic fashion. This method also allows verbal conjugations to be taught much more quickly and systematically. Although the text is not inductive, it uses authentic biblical texts throughout to illustrate fundamental points, and it contains many biblical texts in the exercises. Students progressing through the book will quickly be encouraged by a sense of accomplishment as they encounter and understand well-known biblical passages.

Modern Hebrew

The Past and Future of a Revitalized Language

Author: Norman Berdichevsky

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786494921

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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Ben-Yehuda's vision of a modern Hebrew eventually came to animate a large part of the Jewish world, and gave new confidence and pride to Jewish youth during the most difficult period of modern history, infusing Zionism with a dynamic cultural content. This book examines the many changes that occurred in the transition to Modern Hebrew, acquainting new students of the language with its role as a model for other national revivals, and explaining how it overcame many obstacles to become a spoken vernacular. The author deals primarily with the social and political use of the language and does not cover literature. Also discussed are the dilemmas facing the language arising from the fact that Israelis and Jews in the Diaspora "don't speak the same language," while Israeli Arabs and Jews often do.

Zubi!

The Real Hebrew You Were Never Taught in School

Author: Danny Ben Israel

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101501723

Category: Humor

Page: 160

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How to talk dirty and influence people-in Hebrew! You can study Hebrew for years, but do you really know how to talk like a native speaker? The next book in Plume's foreign language series, Zubi! will make sure you learn all the colorful vernacular words and phrases for a variety of situations,including insulting your neighbor,flirting with the hot guy or girl at the club, and even chatting online-not to mention plenty of Hebrew words that are... well, best not to mention. Accessible and useful to complete novices, intermediate students of Hebrew, or just anyone who enjoys cursing in other languages, this irreverent guide is packed with hilarious examples and stories to acquaint the reader not only with popular terms but how they are used in everyday speech. With clever illustrations, Zubi! covers it all-from essential basics to the hottest new slang-and proves that no language is too sacred.

Modern Hebrew for Beginners

A Multimedia Program for Students at the Beginning and Intermediate Levels

Author: Esther Raizen

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 1477311475

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 252

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Modern Hebrew for Beginners—which is now revised and updated—and Modern Hebrew for Intermediate Students are the core of a multimedia program for the college-level Hebrew classroom developed at the University of Texas at Austin in the early 2000s. Within an intensive framework of instruction that assumes six weekly hours in the classroom, the program provides for two semesters of instruction, at the end of which most successful students will reach the intermediate-mid or intermediate-high levels of proficiency in speaking and reading, and some will reach advanced-low proficiency, as defined by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). In addition to a variety of written exercises, the workbook includes vocabulary lists, reading selections, discussions of cultural topics, illustrations of grammar points, notes on registers, suggestions for class and individual activities, and glossaries. The workbook is complemented by a website (http://www.laits.utexas.edu/hebrew) that provides short video segments originally scripted and filmed in Israel and the United States, vocabulary flashcards with sound, interactive exercises on topics included in the workbook, sound files parallel to the reading selections in the workbook, and additional materials that enhance the learning experience. The stability of the workbook, combined with the dynamic nature of the website and the internet searches the students are directed to conduct, allows language instructors to reshape the curriculum and adapt it to the needs of their students and the goals of their programs.

In the Land of Israel

Essays

Author: Amos Oz

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 9780547540771

Category: History

Page: 304

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A snapshot of Israel and the West Bank in the 1980s, through the voices of its inhabitants, from the National Jewish Book Award–winning author of Judas. Notebook in hand, renowned author and onetime kibbutznik Amos Oz traveled throughout his homeland to talk with people—workers, soldiers, religious zealots, aging pioneers, desperate Arabs, visionaries—asking them questions about Israel’s past, present, and future. Observant or secular, rich or poor, native-born or new immigrant, they shared their points of view, memories, hopes, and fears, and Oz recorded them. What emerges is a distinctive portrait of a changing nation and a complex society, supplemented by Oz’s own observations and reflections, that reflects an insider’s view of a country still forming its own identity. In the Land of Israel is “an exemplary instance of a writer using his craft to come to grips with what is happening politically and to illuminate certain aspects of Israeli society that have generally been concealed by polemical formulas” (The New York Times).

Welcome to Israel!

Author: Lilly Rivlin,Gila Gevirtz

Publisher: Behrman House, Inc

ISBN: 9780874416923

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 127

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Illustrations, photographs, maps, and text introduce the history, culture, religions, and peoples of Israel.

The Hebrew Republic

Israel's Return to History

Author: Colin Shindler

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442265973

Category: Political Science

Page: 394

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The book relates individual episodes from the saga of Israel instead of narrating a formal, conventional history up to the present day. Each section deals with a different aspect of this journey through the decades. The subjects do not cover old ground and are intentionally revelatory as they relate the history of Israel in a vivid, engaging way.

Ella's Trip to Israel

Author: Vivian Newman

Publisher: Kar-Ben

ISBN: 1512488526

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

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Excited Ella and her stuffed monkey, Koofi, take a family trip to Israel. Ella enjoys visiting all the famous places in Israel, but Koofi experiences Israel in his own special way!

Palestine in Israeli School Books

Ideology and Propaganda in Education

Author: Nurit Peled-Elhanan

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 085773069X

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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Each year, Israel’s young men and women are drafted into compulsory military service and are required to engage directly in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. This conflict is by its nature intensely complex and is played out under the full glare of international security. So, how does Israel’s education system prepare its young people for this? How is Palestine, and the Palestinians against whom these young Israelis will potentially be required to use force, portrayed in the school system? Nurit Peled-Elhanan argues that the school books used in the educational system are embued with an anti-Palestinian ideology, and that they play a part in priming Israeli children for military service. Since Israeli young men and women are drafted into the army immediately after graduating from high school, and are sent to carry out Israeli policy in the Palestinian occupied territories, a critical reading of their school books may have crucial importance for them and their teachers who usually do not look for subtexts, because they do not think subtexts exist. Peled-Elhanan therefore explores the presentation of images, maps, layouts, bullet points, narrative and use of language in History, Geography and Civic Studies school books, and reveals how the books are seen to marginalize Palestinians, legitimize Israeli military action and reinforce Jewish-Israeli territorial identity. Examining the various ways in which school books project certain messages, Peled-Elhanan offers an analysis of the perpetuation of the dominant conceptual framework of not only historians and writers of these books, but also that of politicians, generals and other manipulators of discourses. This book provides a fresh scholarly contribution to the Israeli-Palestinian debate, and by critically analyzing the language of governance and power, will be relevant to the fields of Middle East Studies and Politics more widely.

Multiple Alterities

Views of Others in Textbooks of the Middle East

Author: Elie Podeh,Samira Alayan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319622447

Category: Education

Page: 362

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This book highlights and examines the role of the textbook in legitimising established political and social orders. It analyses the way in which the ‘other’ is presented in school textbooks, focusing on a number of countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, and argues that the role of textbooks in developing and maintaining a national identity should be afforded greater critical attention. Textbooks can help form national identities by developing a society’s collective memory; this might involve a historical narrative which may be self-contradictory or even fabricated to a certain extent, including myths, symbols and collective memories that divide “us” from “them”, and ultimately resulting a dichotomy between the Self and the Other. As well as addressing a range of theoretical questions relating to the study of textbooks generally, the volume also covers a broad spectrum of Middle Eastern states and societies, with contributions from Turkey, Iran, Egypt, Cyprus, Lebanon, Iraq, Kurdistan, Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia, Israel and Palestine. It will be essential reading for researchers and students working in the fields of Education, Sociology and History, particularly those with an interest in national identities in the MENA region.

The Routledge Introductory Course in Modern Hebrew

Hebrew in Israel

Author: Giore Etzion

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351609106

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 364

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Please note that the website URL is now routledgehebrew.com The Routledge Introductory Course in Modern Hebrew: Hebrew in Israel is an integrated language course designed specifically for classroom–based learners. The course contains 90 lessons combining texts, grammar explanations, and exercises. This is supported by a Companion Website with audiovisual materials to guide the student through the key skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Features include: a wide range of compelling texts, from dialogues and simple narratives to newspaper articles and poetry vocabulary lists for each text a variety of exercises for every lesson including oral drills, listening comprehension, grammar exercises and writing practice a solid grammatical foundation presented in an accessible, user-friendly manner cultural notes to introduce students to Israeli society beautiful illustrations. All the texts, wordlists, and verb conjugations are freely available in an audiovisual format on the Companion Website routledgehebrew.com which contains a wealth of additional resources including: answers to all of the exercises in the book interactive exercises audiovisual verb dictionary audiovisual lists of prepositions with their pronoun suffixes audiovisual reference charts of numbers, colors, the days of the week, etc. checklists and review lessons for each unit links to Israeli websites videos and music. Hebrew in Israel provides everything that students and instructors need for an engaging and effective learning environment.

ABC Israel

Author: Rachel Raz

Publisher: Kar-Ben Publishing

ISBN: 9781467708579

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Readers explore Israel through the alphabet.

Hilarious Hebrew

The Fun and Fast Way to Learn the Language

Author: Yael Breuer,Eyal Shavit

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780993106002

Category: Hebrew language

Page: 194

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"A pocket size tome full of mnemonic devices to help Hebrew learners memorize new vocabulary without tedious repetition and drilling."--Website.

Fifty Front Range Hiking Trails

Author: Richard Dumiais

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780999002018

Category:

Page: N.A

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The second edition of the best-selling 'P is for Palestine,' the world's first-ever English-language ABC story book about Palestine, told in simple rhythmic rhyme with stunning illustrations to act as an educational, colorful, empowering reference for children, showcasing the geography, the beauty and strength of Palestinian culture. Anyone who has ever been to Palestine (to some also known as the Holy Land) or who has Palestinian friends, colleagues, or neighbors knows that this proud nation, located on the western-most point of Asia, not that many nautical miles away from Cyprus, Alexandria (Egypt) and Greece, is at the center of our world. It is home to the sweetest oranges, most intricate embroideries, great dance moves (Dabkeh), fertile olive groves, and sunniest people! Inspired by Palestinian people's own rich history in the literary and visual arts, specifically by children's authors and illustrators such as Naji al-Ali (1938 - 1987), Ghassan Kanafani (1936 - 1972), and Mohieddin El Labbad (1940 - 2010) among others, an academic and children's author and a socially conscious illustrator have teamed up to create P is for Palestine--a book for children of all ages! 'P is for Palestine: A Palestine Alphabet Book' is the first book in independent publisher 'Dr. Bashi's' Diverse Children's Books Series. 'P for Palestine' has received critical praise from Palestinian and Arab-American luminaries in academia, media, and the arts. "When does a children's book get coverage in the New York Post ('Page Six,' no less), the Forward, Ha'aretz, the New York Daily News, and Breitbart?...teaching and learning about Palestine has been a sore spot for Zionists. The book provides an ocular target for their existential anxiety."--Steven Salaita

The Family Orchard

A Novel

Author: Nomi Eve

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0375713999

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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In the bestselling tradition of The Red Tent, The Family Orchard is a spellbinding novel of one unforgettable family, the orchard they've tended for generations, and a love story that transcends the ages. Nomi Eve's lavishly imagined account begins in Palestine in 1837, with the tale of the irrepressible family matriach, Esther, who was lured by the smell of baking bread into an affair with the local baker. Esther passes on her passionate nature to her son, Eliezer, whose love for the forbidden Golda threatened to tear the family apart. And to her granddaughter, Avra the thief, a tiny wisp of a girl who thumbed her nose at her elders by swiping precious stones from the local bazaar-and grew to marry a man she met at the scene of a crime. At once epic and intimate, The Family Orchard is a rich historical tapestry of passion and tradition from a storyteller of beguiling power. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Invention of the Jewish People

Author: Shlomo Sand,Yael Lotan

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 1844676234

Category: History

Page: 344

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"Anyone interested in understanding the contemporary Middle East should read this book." Tony Judt --