Arts & Culture

Mishpachot

    What Hebrew language teachings can we pick up from documentary TV series “Mishpachot,” by the Heymann Brothers? The series is composed of five Israeli families who utilize many different layers of the language.  

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Dani Dayan, the secular settler leader – Journeys

From 2006, Dani Dayan served as the Chairman of the Yesha Council – the organization of municipal councils of Jewish settlements in the West Bank.

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Accent and Pronunciation

    Today, I’ll give you a few tips: how to improve your accent and pronunciation in Hebrew. There are many things you can do on your own, at home.  

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Rogel Alpher with Akin Ajayi – Journeys

    Brought up in London, 6 year old Akin Ajayi had to change his residence to the hot-noisy-sweaty-crowded Lagos. Lagos is the largest city in southwestern Nigeria. He treated that as an adventure, but went through stages where he felt homesick. Although his English was impeccable Akin had a tough time making new friends as…

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סחבק – Sahbak

    What’s “sahbak”? In Arabic it means your friend, but what’s the meaning in Hebrew? And what’s sahbakiya? And there’s even a verb, lehistahbek. Press ‘play’ to find out.

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Ata or At?

Hebrew’s default is masculine form. But what happens when a navigation application speaks to women as if they were guys?

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Ima Polanyia

Polish mother or Jewish mother? What does “Ima Polanyia” mean in contemporary Hebrew?

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The family in Israel: Orthodox, unorthodox and sometimes both

The editors of a special issue of the Israel Studies Review, entitled The Family in Israel, discuss the 17 papers it encompasses, each tackling a different aspect of the latest trends in the reformulation of family structures across the board of contemporary Israeli society.

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