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World Languages 101, Hebrew with Marsha Birnbaum, 1:00PM
Wednesday, February 17, 2021, 1:00 PM until 2:30 PM
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Marsha will give the basics of the Hebrew alphabet and first words and numbers. Hebrew is the official language of the modern State of Israel, spoken with the Sephardic pronunciation. Hebrew spoken in Israel today is revived from the ancient Hebrew of the Bible whereas Yiddish is of German root and written using the Hebrew alphabet. Migration patterns brought Jews from the middle east north up the Rhine River to northern France and German lands. The migration continued east where the German influence dominated in Poland and Russia. Yiddish became the everyday language of the eastern European Ashkenazi Jews.
Her familiarity with Hebrew comes from an early Hebrew school education and one year at the Baltimore Hebrew College and as a student visitor in Israel for 3 months. She reads and writes but does not speak fluent Hebrew.
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This is a monthly program. Hebrew, German, French, Spanish, Norwegian, Hindi, Japanese, and Chinese classes will be offered on the third Wednesday each month.