If you’re making a visit to Israel, you’ll find that Hebrew culture is very cosmopolitan. Jewish people have made their way to every part of the globe over the years and, because of that, the overall culture has absorbed influences from just about everywhere. Hebrew culture is also very ancient, which gives it some compelling features that are sure to take you by surprise and delight you.
When you’re learning how to speak Hebrew, You’re going to find out fast that it is a very expressive language. Part of Hebrew culture is a great appreciation for having the occasional spirited debate. When you first start learning Hebrew, you’re likely to understand it better when you hear it spoken passionately by people who are very involved in what they’re saying. Fortunately, there are plenty of places to socialize in Israel and get to hear the language in use.
As you make your way around the nation, you’ll notice that Hebrew type is very difficult for Westerners to learn at first. This language is read right to left, so even the basic orientation of the language is a challenge. Consider visiting places where you can hear people say the same words over and over, such as restaurants, which will also give you some good insights into Hebrew culture.
As you use this language more and more, you’ll find that it becomes easier to acquire new Hebrew vocabulary. This is simply because you’ll become familiar with the very subtle nuances of the language, the different pronunciations of the letters that don’t exist in English and the way that different expressions are used in common speech. Like any other culture, Hebrew culture does use phrases that seem to mean one thing in context where they mean entirely another. This takes time to understand but, you’re sure to pick it up sooner or later.
Remember that Hebrew culture is very much vibrant and alive. When you’re in a nation like Israel, it’s easy to get caught up in historical sites, tours and other activities. Make an effort to learn the culture in its modern form, however. There are some truly incredible places to tour that aren’t historical and there are plenty of natural wonders to visit in this nation that have nothing to do with the history of human beings. There is much more to a visit to Israel and to the culture of the nation than historical sites and ancient traditions.