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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 11! In this lesson you'll learn five essential words related to society and culture. These are five well-known historical figures from Israel. Hand picked. You can find a complete list of vocabulary at HebrewPod101.com.
BODY
Brandon: Lenny, what’s our first name?
Lenny: בנימין זאב הרצל
Brandon: Theodor Herzl, the founder of the State of Israel
Lenny: (slow) בנימין זאב הרצל (regular) בנימין זאב הרצל
Brandon: Listeners, please repeat:
Lenny: בנימין זאב הרצל
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon: Herzl was born in Budapest in 1860. Besides being a journalist, playwright, political activist, and writer, he is mainly considered to be the father of modern political Zionism and the founder of the State of Israel.
Brandon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Lenny: (normal) בנימין זאב הרצל ידוע גם כ ״חוזה המדינה״.
Brandon: Theodor Herzl is also known as “Visionary of the State.”
Lenny: (slow) בנימין זאב הרצל ידוע גם כ ״חוזה המדינה״.
Brandon: Okay, what’s the next name?
Lenny: גולדה מאיר
Brandon: Golda Meir, the fourth Israeli Prime Minister
Lenny: (slow) גולדה מאיר (regular) גולדה מאיר
Brandon: Listeners, please repeat:
Lenny: גולדה מאיר
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon: Golda Meir was born in Kiev in 1898. She was the fourth Prime Minister of Israel and the only woman ever to be in this position. She was leading the State of Israel during the War of Attrition after the Six Day War and the Yom Kippur War.
Brandon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this name.
Lenny: (normal) גולדה מאיר נבחרה לראש ממשלת ישראל במרץ 1969.
Brandon: Golda Meir was elected Prime Minister of Israel on March 1969.
Lenny: (slow) גולדה מאיר נבחרה לראש ממשלת ישראל במרץ 1969.
Brandon: Okay, what’s the next name?
Lenny: יצחק רבין
Brandon: Yitzhak Rabin, the fifth Israeli Prime Minister and Nobel Peace Prize winner
Lenny: (slow) יצחק רבין (regular) יצחק רבין
Brandon: Listeners, please repeat:
Lenny: יצחק רבין
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon: Yitzhak Rabin was born in Israel in 1922. He was the fifth Prime Minister of Israel, a politician, a general, and a Nobel Peace Prize winner. He was assassinated in 1995 by the right-wing Israeli radical Yigal Amir, who was opposed to Rabin's signing of the Oslo Accords.
Brandon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Lenny: (normal) יצחק רבין נולד בירושלים.
Brandon: Yitzhak Rabin was born in Jerusalem
Lenny: (slow) יצחק רבין נולד בירושלים.
Brandon: Okay, what’s the next name?
Lenny: אדמונד ג'יימס דה רוטשילד
Brandon: Edmond James de Rothschild, contributor to the nation’s establishment
Lenny: (slow) אדמונד ג'יימס דה רוטשילד (regular) אדמונד ג'יימס דה רוטשילד
Brandon: Listeners, please repeat:
Lenny: אדמונד ג'יימס דה רוטשילד
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon: De Rothschild was born near Paris in 1845. He was a member of the Rothschild banking family and a zionist. He greatly contributed to the establishment of the State of Israel by making extremely generous donations.
Brandon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Lenny: (normal) הברון רוטשילד ידוע גם בכינויים ""הנדיב הידוע"" ו""אבי היישוב""
Brandon: Baron Rothschild is known by nicknames such as “well-known philanthropist” and “Father of the Yishuv.”
Lenny: (slow) הברון רוטשילד ידוע גם בכינויים ""הנדיב הידוע"" ו""אבי היישוב""
Brandon: Okay, what’s the last name?
Lenny: אליעזר בן יהודה
Brandon: Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, the founder of the Hebrew Language Committee
Lenny: (slow) אליעזר בן יהודה (regular) אליעזר בן יהודה
Brandon: Listeners, please repeat:
Lenny: אליעזר בן יהודה
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon: Eliezer Ben-Yehuda was born in 1858 in Vilnius. He was the founder of the Hebrew Language Committee, the founder and editor of the “Ha-tsvi” journal, and the author of the Dictionary of Ben-Yehuda.
Brandon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Lenny: (normal) אליעזר בן-יהודה פעל רבות כדי לקדם את הדיבור העברי בארץ ישראל
Brandon: Eliezer Ben - Yehuda did a lot of work to promote the spoken Hebrew in Israel.
Lenny: (slow) אליעזר בן-יהודה פעל רבות כדי לקדם את הדיבור העברי בארץ ישראל
QUIZ
Brandon: Okay listeners, are you ready to be quizzed on the name you just learned? Lenny will give you the Hebrew – please say the English meaning out loud! Are you ready?
Lenny: בנימין זאב הרצל
[pause]Brandon: Theodor Herzl, the founder of the State of Israel
Lenny: גולדה מאיר
[pause]Brandon: Golda Meir, the fourth Israeli Prime Minister
Lenny: יצחק רבין
[pause]Brandon: Yitzhak Rabin, the fifth Israeli Prime Minister and Nobel Peace Prize winner
Lenny: אדמונד ג'יימס דה רוטשילד
[pause]Brandon: Edmond James de Rothschild, contributor to the nation’s establishment
Lenny: אליעזר בן יהודה
[pause]Brandon: Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, the founder of the Hebrew Language Committee

Outro

Brandon: There you have it – five historical figures 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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Do you know any other famous Hebrew historical figures?

 

Shelley
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אלה הם אנשים מפורסמים אבל שכחתי את האחרון These are famous people but I forgot about the last one.