Hebrew

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Introduction

"Welcome to Hebrew at Emory", a video message by Naama Harel.




Hebrew belongs to the Canaanite group of the Northwest Semitic subdivision of the Semitic subfamily of the Hamito-Semitic family of languages. Hebrew was the language of the Jewish people in Biblical times. Hebrew began to die out as a spoken tongue among the Jews after they were defeated by the Babylonians in 586 B.C. It had been replaced by Aramaic as the Jewish vernacular, although it was preserved as the language of the Jewish religion and literature. At the end of the 19th century the Zionist movement brought about the revival of Hebrew as a spoken language, which culminated in its designation as an official tongue of the state of Israel in 1948. There it is spoken by most of the 4.5 million Jews of that country.

Departments & Related Programs

Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies
The Institute of Jewish Studies

Online Audio and Video

Online audio and video materials are available for Hebrew at this website. You must have an Emory ID and password to access the materials.

Online Hebrew Resources

Language Resources

Omniglot

Hebrew Language, Alphabet and Pronunciation

http://www.omniglot.com/writing/hebrew.htm

Virtual Hebrew Keyboard

http://www.branah.com/hebrew

 

Hebrew Keyboard Tutor

http://www.zigzagworld.com/HKTutor/classic.html        

 

Morfix

Hebrew-English & English-Hebrew Dictionary

http://www.morfix.co.il/en

Hebrew Verb Conjugation Chart

http://www.morim.com/memento%20binyanim.htm

Hebrew Adjectives

http://www.ulpanor.com/learn-modern-hebrew/hebrew-adjectives.html

Learn Hebrew Verbs

http://www.hebrew-verbs.co.il

1000 Most Common Hebrew words

http://www.101languages.net/hebrew/most-common-hebrew-words

 

Numbers in Hebrew

http://www.ulpan.net/hebrew-numbers

Passing Phrase

Hebrew idioms explained

http://www.learnhebrew.org.il/ab.htm

 

The Academy of the Hebrew Language

http://hebrew-academy.huji.ac.il/English/Pages/Home.aspx

 

Learn Hebrew Signs

http://www.learn-hebrew-signs.com

Running Story

Reading comprehension courseware

http://hebrew-multimedia.huji.ac.il/sipuratz/index.htm

Cultural Resources

 

Streema

Israel Radio Stations: Listen Online

http://streema.com/radios/country/Israel

 

Keshet

Israeli TV Online

http://www.mako.co.il/mako-vod?Partner=Header_button

Chanel 10

Israeli TV Online

http://10tv.nana10.co.il/

 

Hebrew Today

Easy-to-read Online Hebrew newspapers by subscription 

http://www.hebrewtoday.com/content/yanshuf-online

Emory Favorites

Morfix Dictionary
Melingo Resources
Ha'aretz Newspaper
Davka Hebrew and Judaic software
Aleph-Bet on the Net
Hebrew Writing System