This is the second book in the URJ's program for Hebrew learning for
adults. This program is designed for English-speaking adults who
primarily encounter the Hebrew language through Jewish religious life:
the prayers and Torah readings in the synagogue, the blessings and
rituals of Jewish home observances, and words or phrases arising out of
a Jewish cultural context. While it is the sequel to Aleph Isn't
Tough, it can be used by any adult student who has learned the vowels
and letters of the Hebrew alphabet, whether they attained that
knowledge from Aleph Isn't Tough or through some other means of
instruction. It assumes no further knowledge of the Hebrew language
than the sounds of the vowels and letters and how they combine to form
syllables and words.
A Do-It-Yourself Hebrew Primer for Adults, A Prequel to Aleph Isn't Tough
Curious about Hebrew but not ready to take the plunge? A Taste of Hebrew is the perfect way to learn the letters and vowels without being overwhelmed by exercises and drills.
Thousands of adults have learned Hebrew with the Hebrew for Adults series, of which this is Book 3. Linda Motzkin, in coordination with the URJ Hebrew Literary Task Force, uses her tried-and-true methods to build upon the knowledge developed in Books 1 and 2. Students will expand their grammar, vocabulary and comprehension by translating prayer book and biblical texts. Each chapter provides a range of different Torah texts for comparison. Extra enrichment material, such as commentary on the Torah selections, is provided as well.
This combination of exercises and stimulating content is the key to the success of this series. Bet Is for B'reishit challenges students to learn while providing interesting subject matter to keep the motivated. With additional resources like a full glossary, verb lists and grammar charts, Bet Is for B'reishit is the next step for any adult on the path to becoming a Hebrew-literate Jew.
Tav Is For Torah picks up where Bet Is For B'reishit leaves off. In this fourth book in Linda Motzkin's Hebrew for Adults series, students will put all the skills they have learned to use. Through translation exercises, students will expand their vocabulary and strengthen their grammar skills. Since the beginning, the Hebrew for Adults series has used prayer book and Torah texts to create fun and interesting activities. This has given students not only a motivating way to learn Hebrew, but also a wealth of Jewish knowledge. Tav Is For Torah is designed to enable Hebrew-literate adults to become students of Torah.
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