Sunday, September 12, 2004

Starting with Aleph

For those who are trying to master basic Hebrew, you could do worse than to check out Staring with Aleph

STARTING WITH ALEPH is an innovative course that teaches Hebrew reading and basic Jewish values in an interactive fashion.

Lesson One (Breishit/In the Beginning) introduces the six letters of the Hebrew word "Breishit" and words formed by those letters through interactive exercises and a "multimedia midrash".

Lessons Two through Four present Jewish notions of time (Zman), place (Makom), and world (Olam), covering the entire alphabet by the end of Lesson Four.

The site does require Macromedia Flash, but is well worth taking the time to install if you don't already have it.


The background image on this page is a Hebrew translation of the verse from Bob Dylan's song  It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding), from which the title of this blog is taken. Translation courtesy of Yoram Aharon of Hod-HaSharon's page--found via YudelLine-- which has many Dylan lyrics in Hebrew.