There are many innovative ways to learn Hebrew. Nowadays, the options to improve your Hebrew accent, or to learn new words to use on your next trip to Israel are all over the place. We believe that taking one of our courses will be the ideal way to do so, but let us recommend another option that will help you get additional practice in your spare time.
Netflix has several interesting options for all kinds of people and tastes. You can actually watch an Israeli baker falling in love with an international Israeli supermodel, or a group of Mossad agents facing a very hard mission against a terrorist organization. Today, we want to show you the best Israeli shows you can find on Netflix, and the best ways to study Hebrew while enjoying their amazing scenes.
The best Israeli series available on Netflix
As you know, Netflix has a wide range of movies and series from all over the globe. Now, it is easier than ever before to find that episode your uncle from Haifa or your aunt from Rehovot recommended in the last Passover phone call you guys had.
Get comfortable and take notes, because tonight you are going to watch at least the first episode, of at least one of these Israeli series available on Netflix:
The Baker and the Beauty: Baking pita for the models in the runway
If you want to fall in love, watch this series! The Beauty and the Baker (or in Hebrew, להיות איתה) tells the story of a poor baker that, by coincidence, meets the Israeli female personality of the moment; a model who is the closest thing to Bar Refaeli.
Their love story and the outstanding characters around them will enable you to expand your Hebrew vocabulary, including slang, professional language, business terms, etc. We guarantee one thing, regardless of your gender, more than one of these characters will make your heart skip a beat.
Come on! Watch this Israeli soap opera (did we really use that term?) and have a pita bread close by, we guarantee you are going to want one after each episode.
Fauda: Looking at terrorism from both sides of the coin
A true masterpiece. This series is extraordinary, but we have something to tell you. When watching this outstanding show, besides practicing Hebrew you might catch a few Arab words that you will definitely be able to use one day, either in Israel or in some other country.
This is the story of Doron, an Israeli special undercover agent who infiltrates Gaza to fight terrorism and terrorists. Doron’s team are also part of this story and will bring breathtaking elements that will undoubtedly cause your jaws to drop.
Don’t worry, you will also get to see the other side of the story. Why do they participate in terror attacks? What are their deepest motivations? Who are their allies?
We’re sure you’ve already heard a lot about this series, but we must recommend it to you as well. You won’t only enjoy phenomenal performances, but you will also get to hear the Hebrew of everyday life, as well as some military vocabulary, and words that, sadly, are related to terror attacks, explosions, and terrorism. Are you prepared?
Hostages: Family, love, kidnapping, and doctors
This is a phenomenal Israeli series, also available on Netflix. It tells the story of a family that becomes hostages in their own house. The people who planned everything, the family itself, and the overall master plan are just breathtaking and constantly intriguing.
Political elements, outstanding characters and the most unexpected situations are going to make you enjoy every second of this great series.
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Here, you are going to encounter Hebrew words from the world of politics, medicine, family, and just in case you need it, terms related to kidnapping and hostages. This series is going to help you better understand how the system works in Israel and the crazy things people have to do to make it work a tiny bit better.
Learning Hebrew in a unique, fast, effective way!
Although learning Hebrew through these Israeli shows can be an outstanding way to nurture the Israeli vibe, we strongly recommend joining one of our online courses. You won’t only meet new interesting people who have the same goal as you, but you also interact live with a Hebrew teacher who will be there to help you with each one of your doubts or questions.
No, the teacher won’t be a sexy baker, nor an international Israeli supermodel, and not a special forces agent, that’s for sure, but there is one thing one can indeed assure: Hebrew, you will learn.