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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 10! In this lesson you'll learn five essential words related to society and culture. These are five common types of traditional Israeli clothing in Hebrew. Hand picked. You can find a complete list of vocabulary at HebrewPod101.com.
BODY
Brandon: Lenny, what’s our first word?
Lenny: שמלה לבנה
Brandon: White dress
Lenny: (slow) שמלה לבנה (regular) שמלה לבנה
Brandon: Listeners, please repeat:
Lenny: שמלה לבנה
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon: A white dress or white clothes in general are considered to be festive clothing in Israel. They are worn during shabbat and holidays, and a Jewish bride always wears a white dress.
Brandon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Lenny: (normal) השמלה הלבנה מאוד יפה אבל מתלכלכת בקלות.
Brandon: The white dress is very beautiful but gets dirty easily.
Lenny: (slow) השמלה הלבנה מאוד יפה אבל מתלכלכת בקלות.
Brandon: Okay, what’s the next word?
Lenny: שביס
Brandon: Shavis
Lenny: (slow) שביס (regular) שביס
Brandon: Listeners, please repeat:
Lenny: שביס
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon: A shavis is a head covering made of cloth, a kind of large kerchief used by Jewish Orthodox women to cover their heads for religious reasons.
Brandon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Lenny: (normal) נשים חרדיות משתמשות בשביס או בפאה על מנת לכסות את ראשן.
Brandon: Orthodox women use shavis or a wig to cover their heads.
Lenny: (slow) נשים חרדיות משתמשות בשביס או בפאה על מנת לכסות את ראשן.
Brandon: Okay, what’s the next word?
Lenny: כיפה
Brandon: Yarmulke
Lenny: (slow) כיפה (regular) כיפה
Brandon: Listeners, please repeat:
Lenny: כיפה
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon: A yarmulke is a small round piece of cloth or knit fabric worn by religious Jewish men on their head. On some occasions, they are also worn by non-religious Jewish men.
Brandon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Lenny: (normal) בבית כנסת חובה ללבוש כיפה.
Brandon: Inside a synagogue, it is obligatory to wear a Yarmulke.
Lenny: (slow) בבית כנסת חובה ללבוש כיפה.
Brandon: Okay, what’s the next word?
Lenny: שטריימל
Brandon: Shtreimel
Lenny: (slow) שטריימל (regular) שטריימל
Brandon: Listeners, please repeat:
Lenny: שטריימל
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon: Worn by many married orthodox Jewish men, a shtreimel is a fur hat, usually made of real animal fur. Jewish men wear this on festive occasions, Shabbat, and Jewish holidays.
Brandon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Lenny: (normal) שטריימל עשוי מפרוות חיות אמיתית.
Brandon: Shtreimel is made of real animal fur.
Lenny: (slow) שטריימל עשוי מפרוות חיות אמיתית.
Brandon: Okay, what’s the last word?
Lenny: טלית
Brandon: Tallit
Lenny: (slow) טלית (regular) טלית
Brandon: Listeners, please repeat:
Lenny: טלית
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon: A talit is a Jewish prayer shawl. It’s square, made of wool, and has special twined and knotted parts known as tzitzit attached to its four corners. It is worn over the outer clothes during the morning prayers, during all prayers on Yom Kippur, and on other occasions.
Brandon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Lenny: (normal) יש יהודים שלובשים טלית באופן קבוע מעל או מתחת לבגדים הרגילים.
Brandon: There are some Jews who wear a tallit regularly over or under their regular clothes.
Lenny: (slow) יש יהודים שלובשים טלית באופן קבוע מעל או מתחת לבגדים הרגילים.
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: שמלה לבנה
[pause]Brandon: White dress
Lenny: שביס
[pause]Brandon: Shavis
Lenny: כיפה
[pause]Brandon: Yarmulke
Lenny: שטריימל
[pause]Brandon: Shtreimel
Lenny: טלית
[pause]Brandon: Tallit

Outro

Brandon: There you have it – five articles of traditional clothing that are common 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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Do people in your country wear traditional clothes in everyday life? Tell us what are they called!

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Saturday at 08:47 PM
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Hi Kristin,


Thanks for posting and sharing this! ❤️️❤️️


We're so happy to hear that you're enjoying our website and learning Hebrew! Please feel free to let us know whenever you have any questions or general wonders about Hebrew - we're here to help 😄


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Kristin
Wednesday at 02:41 AM
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awwww, my dad had a שטריימל! Seriously, learning Ivrit is such a joy for me! Todah Rabah for this nehadar journey!

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Friday at 07:33 PM
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Hi Shelley,


It really is funny! I never thought about it, so thank you :smile:

I'm sorry I missed your question - yes, כְּדֵי “kdei” and עַל מְנַת "al menat" can be used interchangeably, They basically have the same meaning: "in order to", "so that ..." etc.

Nice observation!


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Shelley
Friday at 08:27 AM
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Thank you. I believe a kipah is feminine and a Shavis is masculine? I find that humorous since they are used by the opposite sex! How did that come to be!

Would you please respond to the question of Cdai and al manat in the expansion under the vocabulary for shavis. Can they be interchanged in that sentence? Thank you!

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Wednesday at 11:11 PM
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Hi Shelley,


Thank you for posting!

שביס is indeed a head scarf, but it's important to note that in everyday Hebrew we only use it to describe a religious item (worn by married orthodox Jewish women). שביס is masculine, so your sentence is perfect except for one little thing: שביסים. However, you couldn't have known that, so I give you an A+ :smile:


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Shelley
Saturday at 11:41 AM
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ok-I listened to the lesson and notes-Shavis is a scarf head covering! I have several Shavis at home in my drawer. The notes do not say if these words are masculine or feminine., only that they are nouns.

יש לי כמה שביסות בבית במגירה שלי

Shelley
Friday at 01:31 AM
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Hello, in the expansion sentence under Shavis can "cdai" be used instead of "al Manat"-in order to?

Isn't a Shavis the same thing as a wig? The morphix dictionary defines it as coif. The expansion sentence says "shavis or a wig" using the word "or" . Is a Shavis a partial wig? Haven't looked in your notes as yet, but it may be helpful, particuarly for non-Jews, to have pictures of these next to the vocabulary. Otherwise I was thinking a Shavis might be a scarf head covering.