The Rosen School of Hebrew Blog

Important Hebrew phrases to use in Israel

“And Moses called unto all Israel, and said unto them: Hear, O Israel, the statutes and the ordinances which I speak in your ears this day, that ye may learn them, and…

Ten Commandments

“And Moses called unto all Israel, and said unto them: Hear, O Israel, the statutes and the ordinances which I speak in your ears this day, that ye may learn them, and…

Fast of Gedalya

The Fast of Gedalya (Hebrew:צום גדליה  – Tzom Gedalya) is a Jewish fast day from dawn until dusk to lament the assassination of the righteous governor of Judah of that name, which…

Third Aliyah

The Third Aliyah (Hebrew: העלייה השלישית) was a continuation of the Second Aliyah, which was halted by the outbreak of the First World War.  During the Third Aliyah, some 35,000 Jews arrived, the…

Yiddish Theater

Yiddish Theater (Hebrew: תאטרון היידיש) began with the “Purimshpil,” outrageous comedic improvisational plays based on the biblical book of Esther, performed in synagogues by amateurs as part of the drunken festivities related to…

Yarkon River

The Yarkon River (Hebrew: נחל הירקון) is the largest coastal river in Israel. It’s located in central Israel and the source of the river is at Tel Afek. The Yarkon flows west through Gush…

The Kinneret

The Kinneret (Hebrew:(כִּנֶּרֶת  is the largest freshwater lake in Israel, and it is approximately 53 km big. The Kinneret is situated in northern Israel, near the Golan Heights, in the Jordan Great Rift Valley. The valley…

The first Jewish Neighborhood

Mishkenot Sha’ananim (Hebrew:משכנות שאננים) was the first Jewish neighborhood built outside the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem. Mishkenot Sha’ananim derives its name from Isaiah 32:18: “וְיָשַׁב עַמִּי, בִּנְוֵה שָׁלוֹם; וּבְמִשְׁכְּנוֹת, מִבְטַחִים,…

The city that never sleeps

Tel Aviv (Hebrew: תל אביב) was founded on April 11, 1909. The time was at a peak wave of Jewish immigration – the Second Alyia. Neighborhoods in the ancient port city of…

The Birth of Inspiration

One of Israel’s most beautiful flowers is called “Harduf”- הַרְדּוּף- or as we know it in English, Oleander. Today we shall learn a story about it which is called “The Birth of Inspiration.” In…

The Bahai Gardens

The Bahá’í Gardens (In Hebrew:הגנים הבאהים) in Haifa are among the most popular sites in the Middle East. The Hanging Gardens of Haifa are garden terraces around the Shrine of the Báb on…

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