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Intro

Brandon: Hi everyone, I’m Brandon.
Lenny: And I’m Lenny!
Brandon: And welcome to Culture Class: Essential Hebrew Vocabulary, Lesson 1! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Daily Life. These are five Israeli National Holidays. Hand picked. You can find a complete list of vocabulary at HebrewPod101.com
BODY
Brandon: Lenny, what’s our first word?
Lenny: ראש השנה
Brandon: New Year
Lenny: (slow) ראש השנה (regular) ראש השנה
Brandon: Listeners, please repeat:
Lenny: ראש השנה
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon:
The meaning of this holiday is literally "Head of the year". It is celebrated on the first and second day of the first month in the Jewish calendar.
Brandon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Lenny: (normal) בראש השנה נהוג לאכול תפוח בדבש.
Brandon: On Rosh Hashanah it is customary to eat apples with honey.
Lenny: (slow) בראש השנה נהוג לאכול תפוח בדבש.
Brandon: Okay, what’s the next word?
Lenny: יום כיפור
Brandon: The Day of Atonement
Lenny: (slow) יום כיפור (regular) יום כיפור
Brandon: Listeners, please repeat:
Lenny: יום כיפור
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon:
The Day of Atonement comes just after Rosh HaShanah. It’s a day of fasting for cleaning both the body and soul of the sins and mistakes of the past year.
Brandon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Lenny: (normal) ביום כיפור נהוג לצום.
Brandon: On the Day of Atonement, it is common to fast.
Lenny: (slow) ביום כיפור נהוג לצום.
Brandon: Okay, what’s the next word?
Lenny: סוכות
Brandon: Feast of Booths
Lenny: (slow) סוכות (regular) סוכות
Brandon: Listeners, please repeat:
Lenny: סוכות
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon:
This is one of the three most sacred holy days in Israel after Pessah and Savuot. This holiday season takes about a week, and families sit together in a Succa, a booth that is roofed with branches.
Brandon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Lenny: (normal) הסכך הוא למעשה ענפיו של עץ גדול.
Brandon: The Succa's roof is actually a fresh branch from a big tree.
Lenny: (slow) הסכך הוא למעשה ענפיו של עץ גדול.
Brandon: Okay, what’s the next word?
Lenny: יום העצמאות
Brandon: Independence Day
Lenny: (slow) יום העצמאות (regular) יום העצמאות
Brandon: Listeners, please repeat:
Lenny: יום העצמאות
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon:
Although Israel gained its independence in November, its Independence day is celebrated in May, merely seconds after the Soldier and Terror Victim Memorial day. Therefore, Many Israeli people consider this season to be bittersweet.
Brandon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Lenny: (normal) ביום העצמאות יש מופעי זיקוקים מרהיבים.
Brandon: On Independence Day there are amazing fireworks.
Lenny: (slow) ביום העצמאות יש מופעי זיקוקים מרהיבים.
Brandon: Okay, what’s the last word?
Lenny: פסח
Brandon: Passover
Lenny: (slow) פסח (regular) פסח
Brandon: Listeners, please repeat:
Lenny: פסח
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon:
Passover is one of the three most sacred Jewish holidays. It’s usually celebrated in April, and it symbolizes the Jewish people's freedom after years of slavery in Egypt.
Brandon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Lenny: (normal) בפסח, היהודים מציינים את עשרת המכות שאלוהים שלח על פרעה.
Brandon: On Passover, Jewish people mention the ten plagues God punished Pharaoh with.
Lenny: (slow) בפסח, היהודים מציינים את עשרת המכות שאלוהים שלח על פרעה.
QUIZ
Brandon: Okay listeners, are you ready to be quizzed on the words you just learned? Lenny will give you the Hebrew – please say the English meaning out loud! Are you ready?
Lenny: ראש השנה
[pause]Brandon: New Year
Lenny: יום כיפור
[pause]Brandon: Day of Atonement
Lenny: סוכות
[pause]Brandon: Feast of Booths
Lenny: יום העצמאות
[pause]Brandon: Independence Day
Lenny: פסח
[pause]Brandon: Passover

Outro

Brandon: There you have it – five National Holidays in Israel! We have more vocab lists available at HebrewPod101.com, so be sure to check them out. Thanks everyone, see you next time!
Lenny: להתראות

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Monday at 06:30 PM
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How do you celebrate New Year's in your country?

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Sunday at 06:14 AM
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Shalom Laniakea and sunil,


Toda raba for taking the time to leave us your comments! 😇


If you have any questions, let us know. 😉


Wishing you good luck with your Hebrew,

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sunil
Friday at 03:06 PM
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Thanks for the explanation of the holidays as it adds a deeper dimension to the significance of the holidays.New year is celebrated with lots of alcohol resulting in terrible hang overs during the start of the new year and the only medicine it seems is to get medicated again with a sip.

Laniakea L
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Toda for teaching me, Best regards :)

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Shalom Jaco,


Thank you for posting.

Great having you here.

Merry Xmas in Hebrew would be: חג מולד שמח (khag molad same'akh).


Happy Hebrew learning!


Lenny

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Jaco
Wednesday at 02:11 AM
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באיטליה....31 דזמבר...ראש השנה.....ומחרתים Christmas..Natale...I know u dont celebrate but איך אתם אומרים בעברית?? Merry Xmas??

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Monday at 03:24 PM
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Hi Audrey,


Great to know that you're enjoying our website!

Please stay tuned! Every week we have new lessons for you!


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Gergő

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Audrey
Monday at 07:58 PM
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I'm loving the native accent and enunciation. Look forward to the rest. Good job.