Category Archives: Israel history

The aleph-bet quiz for Independence Day

There are lots of different ways to learn Hebrew. A really fun way that I would like to share with you today is through a quiz – חִידָה. Today our topic will be Independence Day – “Yom Ha-’atsma’aut”. Let’s start with the first letter of the Hebrew Alphabet – the letter Aleph. This is the [...]

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The heroes of Nathan Alterman

On March 28th 1970, one of the greatest poets in the history of Modern Hebrew poetry passed away. His name was Nathan Alterman – נתן אלתרמן – and today we will discuss one of his greatest and best-known poems, a poem that is still read today when we hold memorial ceremonies for our soldiers- מגש [...]

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Seven years without Shoshanna

February 14th, 2006, was a very sad day for the citizens of Israel- אזרחי ישראל. We woke up in the morning and heard devastating news that we could barely believe – the singer who sang about the morning’s light had passed away. Shoshanna Damari-שושנה דמארי was almost 83 years old when moved on to the [...]

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