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What is Hebrew?
A. Hebrew is the oldest language known to mankind. It is humanity’s interface with G-d. The terminology in which the universe was created. The...

What is the Hebrew alphabet?
A. The Hebrew alphabet is the written representation of the Hebrew language. It consists of 22 letters written from right to left.B. There are four Hebrew...

Should I pray in Hebrew, even if I don't understand the language?
If you feel more comfortable praying in your vernacular--go right ahead. If you wish to pray in Hebrew, you may do so provided that you understand the...

Why does the Hebrew word “chet” (“misdeed”) end with a silent Alef?
The letter Alef, the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet, alludes to the First and One Being: G-d. When a person does a “chet,” G-d’s...

What are the numeric equivalents of the Hebrew letters?
Alef=1Beit=2Gimmel=3Dalet=4Hey=5Vov=6Zayin=7Chet=8Tet=9Yud=10Kof=20Lamed=30Mem=40Nun=50Samech=60Ayin=70Pei=80Tzadik=90Kuf=100Reish=200Shin=300Tav=400Higher...

Sephardim and Ashkenazim pronounce certain Hebrew letters differently. Which is the authentic way?
All the different ways of pronouncing the Hebrew language are acceptable. There are many differing methods of pronunciation amongst the Ashkenazim and...

I learned the Hebrew alphabet, but I still see letters which I don't recognize?
Mrs. Shaffer: Welcome......how can I help you?:)Jennie: Why is it that I read the Hebrew alphebet but I still see different symbols when I am looking at...

Yvonne: what does "mazal tov" mean?
Rabbi Tilles: Shalom-Welcome. I'll be with you in a moment. You can start typing your question if you like. Yvonne: what does "mazal tov" mean Yvonne: I...

Which prayers are most important to be recited in Hebrew?
Question: I am fairly new to praying in Hebrew but I have been trying to pray shacharit every day. Unfortunately, my Hebrew is still pretty fundamental...

Why is Hebrew read from right to left?
According to Kabbalah, the right side symbolizes greater spiritual revelation, as opposed to the left ("weaker") side, which symbolizes a...

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