Makor Modern Hebrew Ulpan – Hebrew Language School
Ancient Hebrew is still the language of Jewish religious observance and by scholars studying the Old Testament.
However, Modern Hebrew, adapted to meet today’s needs, is different from the early language of the Bible from which it is descended.
Learn to speak and write Modern Hebrew in our Ulpan:
Discover everyday Hebrew, to help you in the street, the shops and conversations with friends and family.
Learn to speak, read, and write modern Hebrew
Seven levels to choose – from Complete Beginners to Advanced
Review your knowledge with our experienced teacher
10 one hour classes each term
To find out more, try a class or enrol; call Helen Frais on (0113) 268 0899.
Only £55 per term – Ask about our concessions.
(A Quick Introduction to Hebrew Vocabulary)
Few English words come from modern Hebrew vocabulary, but many words come from the Hebrew of the Bible, including amen, hallelujah, and hosanna. In addition, many common names are of Biblical origin, including Adam, Daniel, David, Deborah, Dinah, Joseph, Miriam, and Rebecca. Some words that we think of as Yiddish actually come from Hebrew vocabulary, including maven, chutzpah, and schlemiel.
Of the 22 Hebrew consonants, five take a different form when they occur at the end of a word. The Hebrew alphabet does not have capital letters.
Hebrew letters are also used for numbers, just as in the Roman numeral system.
The number 18 is considered to be lucky because the letters that make it up form the word khay, which means life.
An all-purpose greeting in Hebrew is shalom, used for both hello and good-bye. It also means peace.