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Shalom, ani Yana! Welcome to Hebrewpod101.com’s Alef-Beit be-kalei kalut.
The fastest, easiest, and most fun way to learn the Hebrew alphabet: the alef-beit!
In the last lesson we learned a Biblical phrase that serves as a common proverb in contemporary Israeli life.
In this lesson, you will learn another such phrase taken from the book of Qoheleth.
'et leehov ve-et lisno, et milhama ve-et shalom'
"A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace. "
'et leehov'- time to love.
עֵת לֶאֱהֹב (handwriting)
עֵת לֶאֱהֹב (print)
'et lisno'-time to hate.
וְעֵת לִשְׂנוֹא (handwriting)
וְעֵת לִשְׂנוֹא (print)
'et milhama'- time of war.
עֵת מִלְחָמָה (handwriting)
עֵת מִלְחָמָה (print)
'et shalom'- time of peace.
וְעֵת שָׁלוֹם (handwriting)
וְעֵת שָׁלוֹם (print)
As you may have guessed, the word- “et” means time. But there is another word in Hebrew for time ”Zman”.
The word “et” is used in more literary contexts, however.
Israelis use this proverb in a variety of situations. Sometimes you will hear it in political declarations, when describing great movements in history, or even in domestic contexts, such as funerals, when one has cause to reflect on the phases of human life.
This proverb, from the book of Qoheleth expresses that all human experiences and purposes have a time and place in which to occur - and that avoiding them may be neither possible nor desirable.
And now the time has come for us to say goodbye. But it is also time for you to take your next step in your Hebrew studies!
Yana’s Insight for this lesson is to take advantage of your new knowledge of the Hebrew alphabet and practice it as much as possible.
By reading everything you can find, whether it be children’s books, newspapers, novels, short stories, magazines, or even ancient texts, you will reinforce what you’ve studied here and build your vocabulary.
But if you really want to practice the Hebrew alphabet, why don’t you write a letter to a friend in Israel? Of course, email works great, but if you sit down, and write a letter by hand, you will not only get great practice, but make whomever you send it to very happy!
We have finished our 20 lessons of Alef-beit be-kalei kalut!
Now you are able to read any Hebrew text including the Bible!
And once you start writing with computer, or pen and paper, you will be taking part in a tradition of literacy going back more than three thousand years!
What are you going to write?
Good luck!
Behatslaha!

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Thanks for these inspiring lessons, what a wonderful job!👍

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Hi Vascodigama,


Thank you for posting and for the great feedback!


The marks that you're referring to are called "cantillation" (accents). These are part of the ancient vowel system which signals the correct way to pronounce and read biblical phrases.


You can find more information on the following link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hebrew_cantillation


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Vascodigama
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Shalom,


Thank you very much for this series. It made my Hebrew learning easier. But after finishing these classes I just opened the Hebrew Bible in YouVersion App. But there I saw many symbols other than niqqud. I am very upset by seeing those symbols and realised that I must know more. For example, Ecclesiastes 3:8 is like this


עֵ֤ת לֶֽאֱהֹב֙ וְעֵ֣ת לִשְׂנֹ֔א עֵ֥ת מִלְחָמָ֖ה וְעֵ֥ת שָׁלֽוֹם


Here you can see more symbols other than niqqud. What are those?

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Toda raba for taking the time to leave us your kind feedback! ❤️️ 😇

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Zeynep Gökçe
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Thank you Yana for your effort, it was great to be your student.

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Shalom Ornella,


Thank you for the kind message ❤️️😇

We are very happy to see that you liked the lesson! If you ever have any questions, please let us know. 😉


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תודה ! Thank-you so much ❤!

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Hi Kathy,


Thank zou so much for this lovely comment!


We're happy to hear that you are enjoying and benefiting from our lessons, and appreciate the feedback! ❤️️❤️️


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Kathy
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Dear Team,


Tthank you for this course and all the effort you put into it. It is wonderful to learn with you, so easy to remember. It is really fun to learn with you. I would also like to thank you for choosing bible verses for the reading practice. Made it very special to me. Keep up the wonderful work.