Hebrew for Kids: The Letter Vav (12)

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INTRODUCING THE LETTER VAV

  1. VAV is the sixth letter of the Hebrew Alphabet.
  2. The numerical value of VAV is 6
  3. In modern Hebrew, the frequency usage of the letter VAV is 10.00%.
  4. The sound of the Hebrew letter VAV is like the V in ‘veil’.
  5. The letter VAV at the beginning of a word functions in two ways: It may be the consonant VAV, or it may be VAV HA-CHI-BUR – the joining, or bringing together VAV, which connects two words or parts of a sentence, as in the English word “and”.
  6. The letter VAV also functions as vowels.
    The VAV with a dot on top is the CHO-LAM, the vowel “O”.
    The VAV with a dot in the middle is the SHURUK, the vowel “U”. 
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  7. VAV is also a world in Hebrew, meaning hook.

Names that Begin with the Letter VAV for Boys and Girls
In generations past, most Hebrew speakers in Israel and Jews ins the diaspora chose Biblical names for their children. Generally, names given to boys and girls were Biblical in origin and gender-specific. Nowadays, past name-choice practices are still prevalent, but many parents do not limit themselves to Biblical nor gender-specific naming.

There are no Biblical names (used by Jews) for boys or girls that begin with the letter VAV.
In modern Hebrew, there are a few VAV Hebrew names, as listed below.

Words of Values that Begin with the Letter VAV

MazorBooks children’s books promote Good Values. In that spirit, below is a list of Good Value words that begin with the letter VAV.

The fourth word in the list below is Vi-tur.
VI-TUR means conceding, giving in, yielding, or not standing on ceremony. Vi-tur is a value and a concept that, as you see, does not have one word in English that defins it. Vi-tur (or Vat-ra-nut) is a value that is high valued in Judaism, as it is generally expresses good will and the ability to put the other first.

VITUR – is conceding, yielding.
VATRANUT – is a human trait, a value in a person’s character: Being a “VATRAN” or having “VATRANUT” is possessing an attitude of leniency in expectations from others, behaving in a manner that benefits the other, sometimes at the expense of the self, and doing so with awareness and from a place of strength and conviction (rather than out of weakness).

A Place in Israel that Begins with the Letter VAV

As Hebrew is the official language of the State of Israel, it stands to reason to include a place in this incredible country that begins with the letter VAV

The choice this time is VADI KELT

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Hebrew for Kids: Animals in Hebrew: The Lion

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Hebrew is a fascinating language. Its structure and its rules intermingled with its esoteric attributes engendered volumes of commentaries, observations, and analysis.
Even the names of animals get lots of attention.

In our new series, Animals in Hebrew, we will begin with the LION. The אריה.

Many cultures view the lion as king of the animal world.
The lion, an imposing figure, symbolizes supremacy, heroism, and power.
In the Hebrew Bible, the lion’s importance is evident in the multiplicity of its name, six synonyms! In the Old Testament, the lion and its synonyms appear 166 times, often used in a descriptive, metaphoric, and allegorical fashion.

Opinions of Torah commentators and linguists vary as to the meaning of the lion’s synonyms. The list below represents the most common explanations.

The seven names of the lion represent a phase in the life of the animal or an idea. However, the opinions of Torah commentators and linguists vary. The list below represents the most common explanations.

  1. Ar-ye / אַרְיֵה 
    The most commonly used name for the lion
    Ar-ye is the name given to the lion during its early years of adulthood.
  2. Ari / אֲרִי
    A shortened version of אריה
    An older lion, according to some commentators.
  3.  La-vi / לָבִיא
    The la-vi is the male version of le-vi-a / לְבִיאָה, the lioness, is mentioned once in the Bible. (Some say that most of the mentions of La-vi in the Bible refer to the female, the lioness.)
  4. Kfir / כְּפִיר
    A young lion.
    Some say that כפיר is derived from from the word כְּפִירָה / kfi-ra, meaning heresy, as young lions demonstrate disloyalty to parents.
  5. Sha-chal / שַׁחַל
     This synonym is associated with the years during which the lion is in its ultimate strength.
    The word le-hash-chil להשחיל is from the same root and means to thread (as in to a needle). Thus the synonym, sha-chal, refers to the fear all experience when encountering a lion, and the instinct to make one as small as possible.
  6. La-yish / לַיִשׁ
    An old lion divested of its strength.
    La-yish is from the same root as ‘lash’ לש to knead, and refers to the lion’s mouth kneading like dough all it consumes (according to Avot d’Rabi Natan).
  7. Sha-Schatz / שׁחַץ
    Least common synonym, which is not agreed upon by all.
     Sha-chatz means pride, haughtiness, arrogance, which applies to a lion as well.

Finally, the baby lion, the cub, is called: Gur ar-ye / גּוּר אַרְיֵה

SYMBOLS

The Lion of Judah: The mostly positive characterization of the lion in the Bible, mostly (not exclusively) associated with Judah the son of Jacob, has contributed to using the lion as a symbol of strength and heroism.

Lion statues were prominent in Solomon’s Temple in Jerusalem, especially on the steps leading to the throne. And, to this day, lions feature prominently in synagogue decorations.

The flag of Jerusalem, the Capital of Israel.

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Hebrew for Kids: The Letter Hei (11)

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INTRODUCING THE LETTER HEI

  1. HEI is the fifth letter of the Hebrew Alphabet.
  2. The numerical value of HEI is 5
  3. In modern Hebrew, the frequency usage of the letter HEI is 8.18%.
  4. The sound of the Hebrew letter HEI is like the h in HONEY.
  5. The letter HEI at the beginning of a word at times is a preposition, meaning it is the definite article the, or the relative pronouns that, or who. For example, HaAbba HaOmer – THE father THAT is saying, or THE father WHO is saying.
  6. HEI at the beginning of a sentence can also be a prefix that indicates that the statement is a question. For example, HaYa-da-ta she… הידעת ש Did you know that?
  7. The letter HEI with an asterisk, ‘ה, short for השם/Hashem, refers to GOD.

Names that Begin with the Letter HEI for Boys and Girls

In generations past, most Hebrew speakers in Israel and Jews around the world chose Biblical names for their children. There used to be a clear distinction between names given to girls and boys. Though past name-choice practices are prevalent to this day, many parents do not limit themselves to Biblical nor gender-specific naming.

Below is a list of generally gender-specific names that begin with the letter HEI, two of which, HOD (glory/majesty) and HADAR (splendor), previously reserved for male children, are used for both genders in modern days.

Words of Values that Begin with the Letter HEI

MazorBooks children’s books promote Good Values. In that spirit, below is a list of Good Value words that begin with the letter HEI.

A Place in Israel that Begins with the Letter HEI

As Hebrew is the official language of the State of Israel, it stands to reason to include a place in this incredible country that begins with the letter HEI.

The choice this time is Herzliya.

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Chanukah and the Hebrew Calendar

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Jewish people living outside of Israel often comment about the timing of Jewish holidays. “Chanukah is early or late this year (but never on time)” is a common phrase bandied around.

The Jewish calendar coordinates the astronomical characteristics of the cosmological environment, in which the months have either 29 or 30 days corresponding with the 29½-day lunar cycle, and the years consist of either 12 or 13 months, corresponding to the 12.4-month solar year.

Unlike the Jewish Calendar, the Gregorian calendar, used by most of the world, arbitrarily sets the length of months to 28, 30, or 31 days, so it corresponds to the 365.5 days of the Solar year.

In the chart below, you may see how the months in the two calendars correspond.

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Jewish holidays celebration times hinge on the lunar-based Hebrew Calendar, and since Jewish holidays also celebrate the solar seasons, Jewish leap years occur every two or three years.

Chanukah, always begins on the 25th day of the Hebrew month of KISLEV, however, it may fall anytime from around Thanksgiving to New Years Day. The same is true of all Jewish High Holidays, which occur on set Hebrew dates that vacillate on the Gregorian calendar. For example, the High Holidays (Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Shmini Atzeret & Simchat Torah) begin any time between early September to mid October.

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This year (2020), the celebration of Chanukah (Hanukkah) lasts from December 11th through the 19th. The first Chanukah candle lighting happens on the evening of December 10th.

Chanukah Gelt

Some argue that Chanukah has become so centered around gifts because of the festival’s proximity to Christmas. However, even before the ho-ho hegemony, Chanukah was a time of giving. It’s the holiday of “Chanukah Gelt,” or in Hebrew, “Maot Chanukah,” – Chanukah money.

Children may prefer receiving Chanukah Gelt (money) for the latest gadgets or toys, but by gifting them with books, you will present them with the kind of gift that keeps on giving!

MazorBooks offers a growing selection of books for English-speaking kids. Visit the www.MazorBooks.com library for links to Jewish holiday books (listed below), a series of Hebrew for Kids picture and interactive books, and an array of books with good values

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The Power of Words: Positive Speak

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The Happy to Be Me: Positive Affirmations (any one of the three editions, girls, boys, or the mix of the two) is an important book to have available for your child.

Happy to Be Me: Positive Affirmations for Little Kids

Parents and teachers, whose objective is to foster emotional health, self-esteem, and self-confidence in children, must be proactive in their relationship with children.

A time-tested way of helping kids develop a kinder, more optimistic attitude toward themselves and promoting their self-esteem and self-confidence is by encouraging them to self-affirm. Positive affirmations work. Its impact is most apparent when associated with good values and achievements (big and small).

Studies confirm that constructive and positive verbal directives and exchanges between adults and children influence children’s feelings of self-worth, self-esteem, and self-efficacy.

Research also shows the advantage in school and later in their professional life that children with positive self-esteem have over kids whose perception of self is critical or harsh. Indeed, the earlier children learn to manage the quality of their thoughts about and perceptions of themselves, the better prepared they are to deal successfully with future challenges, and the more they are likely to achieve success and fulfillment in life.

As parents and teachers, you hear children often disparage themselves with phrases such as: ‘I can’t do it!’ or ‘It’s too hard for me’ or ‘I am not as smart as my brother or sister.’ 

Children’s caretakers, even those most devoted, often just let these expressions of frustration pass. They should not. Words and thoughts have power. They can build, and they can destroy.

Instill positive talk in your kids. It impacts their attitude and fortifies their emotional well-being!

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Hebrew for Kids: The Letter Dalet (10)

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INTRODUCING THE LETTER DALET

  1. DALET is the fourth letter of the Hebrew Alphabet.
  2. The numerical value of DALET is 4
  3. In modern Hebrew, the frequency usage of the letter DALET is 2.59%.
  4. The sound of the Hebrew letter DALET is like ‘D’ in DOOR.
  5. DALET is one of six letters that may have a DAGESH (dot) in their ‘belly.’ In the past, a DALET with a DAGESH had a different sound. In modern Hebrew, there is no distinction between a DALET with or without a DAGESH. (For more about the DAGESH and NEKUDOT, click https://mazorbooks.wordpress.com/2020/08/20/nekudot
  6. More about the Hebrew Letter DALET
  7. The DALET’s letters – דלת (dalet, lamed, tav), are the same as the letters that spell DELET, a door.
  8. The DALET also stands for the poor. דל (dalet, lamed).

Girls’ and Boys’ Names that Begin with the Letter DALET 

In generations past, most Hebrew speakers in Israel and Jews around the world chose Biblical names for their children. There used to be a clear distinction between girls’ and boys’ names. Though past name-choice practices are prevalent to this day, many parents do not limit themselves to Biblical nor gender-specific naming.

Below is a list of generally gender-specific names that begin with the letter DALET.

Contemporary unisex names that begin with the letter DALET include DAGAN and Dor.

Words of Values that Begin with the Letter DALET

MazorBooks children’s books promote Good Values, and in that spirit, here are some Good Value words that begin with the letter DALET.

One of the listed VALUE words, DA’AT, which, depending on the context, translates to knowledge, wisdom; intelligence, understanding, common sense, logic, awareness, consciousness, and mind.

DE’AH – דעה means opinion.
OLEH AL HA-DA’AT – עולה על הדעת – comes to mind.

Biblical Quote:
וְיוֹסִיף דַּעַת, יוֹסִיף מַכְאוֹב. Ve-yo-sif da’at yo-sif mach-ov – He that increases knowledge increases sorrow. Ecclesiastes 1:18

A Place in Israel that Begins with the Letter DALET

As Hebrew is the official language of the State of Israel, it stands to reason to include a place in this incredible country that begins with the letter DALET

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Hebrew for Kids: The Letter Gimel (9)

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INTRODUCING THE LETTER GIMEL

  1. GIMEL is the third letter of the Hebrew Alphabet.
  2. The numerical value of GIMEL is 3
  3. In modern Hebrew, the frequency usage of the letter GIMEL is 1.26%.
  4. The sound of the Hebrew letter GIMEL is like ‘G’ in GIRL.
  5. GIMEL is one of six letters that may have a DAGESH (dot) in their ‘belly.’ In the past, a GIMEL with a DAGESH had a different sound. In modern Hebrew, there is no distinction between a GIMEL with or without a DAGESH. (For more about the DAGESH and NEKUDOT, click https://mazorbooks.wordpress.com/2020/08/20/nekudot

More about the Hebrew Letter GIMEL

  1. The GIMEL is spelled גמל (gimel, mem, lamed), same as the letters that spell GAMAL, a camel. The shape of the GIMEL is similar to that of a GAMAL, both with walking legs and long necks. 
  2. The letters that comprise the letter GIMEL also spell GMUL – גמול. GMUL is one of the interesting words in Hebrew, which means one thing and its opposite. GMUL means ‘to receive compensation and acknowledgment but it also means to nourish, to give.
  3. Pension plans in Israel are called KUPAT GEMEL קופת גמל as in compensatory plan.

Girls and Boys’ Names that Begin with the Letter GIMEL 

In generations past, most Hebrew speakers in Israel and Jews around the world chose Biblical names for their children. There used to be a clear distinction between girls’ and boys’ names. Though past name-choice practices are prevalent to this day, many parents do not limit themselves to Biblical nor gender-specific naming.

Below is a list of generally gender-specific names that begin with the letter GIMEL. Contemporary unisex names that begin with the letter GIMEL include GAL and GILI.

Words of Values that Begin with the Letter GIMEL

MazorBooks children’s books promote Good Values, and in that spirit, here are some Good Value words that begin with the letter GIMEL.

The number of words in the Hebrew language are far fewer than in English. However, oftentimes we find that a single Hebrew word can express multiple concepts, notions, and ideas 

One of the listed VALUE words, GVURA, strength, means more than just brute strength. It denotes heroism, bravery, overcoming adversity, and standing up to things that are wrong and/or evil. 

A Place in Israel that Begins with the Letter GIMEL

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Hebrew for Kids: Say Hello!

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How to say HELLO is probably the first thing one wants to know when learning a new language. So how do Hebrew speakers greet each other?

The most common word used to say hello and goodbye is

Greeting one another in peace is a custom that dates back to the days of the TALMUD (Beginning of the third to the end of the fifth century).

However, the influence of English and other languages have made their mark. Nowadays, many Israelis say “Hi” when they meet, “Bye” when they part, and “Hello” (pronounced ‘hallo’ or ‘allo’) when answering their phone.

Of course, there are lots of other greetings, appropriate for the time of day, special days like the Sabbath, holidays, and special occasions. Here are some common greetings!

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Enjoy the second MazorBooks volume of relaxing and creative coloring. Coloring activities, aside from providing the joy of setting one’s imagination free to experiment with hues and colors, generate wellness, tranquility, and calm.

The famed psychologist Carl G. Jüng applied coloring as a relaxation technique early in the 20th century. Jüng recommended circular designs with concentric shapes.

Recent studies found that coloring intricate patterns and designs also stimulates brain areas beneficial to problem-solving, organization, and memory.

Inspirational Designs: Let’s Color A World of Peace adult coloring book offers 45 simple to complex designs that promote relaxation and stimulate cognition. The coloring book’s thematic approach adds yet another enhancing element to the joy of coloring, as you will learn the word PEACE in 40 languages. Also included are 40 inspirational proverbs from around the world. Color, relax, and be inspired!

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Hebrew for Kids: Bet / Vet (8)

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INTRODUCING THE LETTER BET/VET

  1. Bet is the second letter of the Hebrew Alphabet.
  2. The numerical value of BET is 2
  3. In modern Hebrew, out of all the letters in the alphabet, the letter BET’s frequency of usage is 4.98%.
  4. The Hebrew letter BET is one of four letters that represent two different phonemes. (A phoneme is the smallest unit of sound in a word that makes a difference in its pronunciation and meaning.) The BET sounds like ‘b’ in boy, and the VET sounds like ‘v’ in velvet. A ‘dagesh’ – a dot in the center – distinguishes between the two. The BET has a dagesh, and the VET does not. (For more about the dagesh and NEKUDOT, click https://mazorbooks.wordpress.com/2020/08/20/nekudot/
  5. BET is the first letter of the Torah, the Old Testament. The first book, GENESIS, starts with the word “BERESHIT” – in the beginning.
  6. BET spelled the same way as BAYIT, which means HOME. 
  7. The letter BET is also used as a prefix and may function as prepositions, meaning in, at, or with.

Girls’ and Boys’ Names that Begin with the Letter BET 

In generations past, most Hebrew speakers in Israel and Jews around the world chose Biblical names for their children. There used to be a clear distinction between girls’ and boys’ names. Though past name-choice practices are prevalent to this day, many parents do not limit themselves to Biblical nor gender-specific naming.

Below is a list of generally gender-specific names that begin with the letter BET. Contemporary unisex names that begin with the letter BET include Be’eri and Bar.

Important Words – Values that Begin with the Letter BET

MazorBooks children’s books promote Good Values, and in that spirit, here are some Good Value words that begin with the letter BET.

A Place in Israel that Begins with the Letter BET

As Hebrew is the official language of the State of Israel, it is only fitting to include a place in this amazing country that begins with the letter BET.

Coloring and Activity Pages – A Gift for You!

Click the following and get access to downloadable Hebrew related coloring and activity pages. (If you have subscribed to the MazorBooks Mailing list, the link to the new Activity Pack has been mailed to you.)

CLICK HERE – HEBREW PACK #2

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MazorBooks also offers two Hebrew Alphabet workbooks:
1. Color the Aleph-Bet (ages 3-6) – http://amzn.to/2t3Z2FB
2. The Hebrew Alphabet: Read, Write & Color (ages 6 & up) – http://amzn.to/2mJR6G5  

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Hebrew for Kids: ALEPH (7)

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And we are off!
Today we are beginning our Hebrew AlephBet journey.

Introducing the ALEPH

  1. Aleph is the first letter of the Hebrew Alphabet.
  2. Aleph is a silent letter. Read about silent letters at https://mazorbooks.wordpress.com/2020/08/27/silent-letters
  3. The numerical value of Aleph is 1
  4. In modern Hebrew, the frequency of usage of the letter Aleph is 4.94% of all letters of the alphabet.
  5. In Jewish mysticism, the letter Aleph represents the Oneness of God.
  6. There are lots of sayings that involved the letter Aleph. A most common one is describing anything or anyone as “Aleph-Aleph” – means that it or he/she is top of the line, best of the best!

Girls’ and Boys’ Names that Begin with the Letter ALEPH

In generations past, most Hebrew speakers in Israel and Jews around the world chose Biblical names for their children. In previous generations, there were clear distinctions between girls’ and boys’ names. Though past name-choice practices are prevalent to this day, many parents do not limit themselves to Biblical nor gender-specific naming.

Below is a list of generally gender-specific names that begin with the letter ALEPH. Names that begin with the first letter used for boys and girls (unisex) include, Aviv, Aviya, Adar.

Important Words – Values that Begin with the Letter ALEPH

MazorBooks promotes Good Values, and as such we want to include Good Value words that begin with the letter Aleph.

A Place in Israel that Begins with the Letter ALEPH

As Hebrew is the official language of the State of Israel, it is only fitting to include in this a name of a place in this amazing country that begins with the letter Aleph.

Coloring and Activity Pages – A Gift for You!

Click the following and get access to downloadable Hebrew related coloring and activity pages.

CLICK HERE – HEBREW PACK #1

More AlephBet and More fun information coming soon!
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1. Hebrew Alphabet – http://amzn.to/2gkfU4U
2. Count in Hebrew – http://amzn.to/2gkhDr3
3. Colors in Hebrew – http://amzn.to/2fvCObN
4. Animals in Hebrew – http://amzn.to/2fsHqMy
5. Fruits in Hebrew – http://amzn.to/2f6SWBW
6. Opposites in Hebrew – http://amzn.to/2sL1VMA  

MazorBooks also offers two Hebrew Alphabet workbooks:
1. Color the Aleph-Bet (ages 3-6) – http://amzn.to/2t3Z2FB
2. The Hebrew Alphabet: Read, Write & Color (ages 6 & up) – http://amzn.to/2mJR6G5  

Check out http://www.MazorBooks.com/hebrew.htm for more information

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