This advanced-level course will prepare you to listen to five songs by the Israeli rapper Tuna. While many Israeli songs are easy to understand and use fairly easy vocabulary, Israeli rap is characterized by its use of slang and other phrases that you may not encounter outside of speaking with Israelis in everyday life. There may be no better way to study Israeli slang than listening to Israeli rap. Tuna uses a number of phrases that cannot be translated literally but instead require the insertion or modification of common sense additions, similar to many English expressions. For each song, you'll be able to read the lyrics by clicking Read the Article and scrolling to the bottom of the page. Examples of the types of vocabulary you'll learn in this course include: משאירים ממך אבק - turn you into dust; הספינה שלי שטה - my ship has sailed; לשפוך את הלב - to pour your heart out; עשיתם שרירים - you acted tough; דקרו מאחור - they backstabbed.
Since the outbreak of the Syrian civil war, Syrians have been seeking medical and humanitarian assistance from a sworn enemy, Israel. In 2013, Syrians began heading towards the Israeli border in record numbers. Despite the concerns of Israel's government, both the military and hospitals in the north have treated casualties of all ages and in the process has built bridges between two worlds. For this course, you will prepare you to read and watch Israeli news articles, IDF press pieces, and news reports shedding light on Syrians who have sought treatment in Israel. The Hebrew vocabulary you will learn in the lessons is a combination of core medical, humanitarian, and military-related terms, such as: חצו את הגבול - crossed the border זכויות אדם - human rights זקוקים לעזרה - in need of help
This month's Hebrew course is on the topic of Israel's Iron Dome. The lessons in the course will prepare you to read and watch Hebrew media reporting on Israel's state of the art missile defense system and its impact on people's lives in the communities surrounding Gaza. The Hebrew vocabulary for this course is focused on security, military, and technology-related terms.
This month's Hebrew course is on the topic of Middle Eastern desserts. The lessons in the course will prepare you to read and watch Hebrew media items that are primarily 'how to' cooking guides. Cooking lessons are one of the best ways to learn and retain vocabulary because you are watching an individual carry out actions while using the vocabulary you're learning. Also, let's face it, we all love dessert and so we will naturally be interested in mastering this vocabulary. Moreover, even a food course like this that's focused on desserts contains crucial kitchen and cooking vocabulary that can be applied across the spectrum.
Espionage plays a vital role in any country's foreign policy and Israel has become renowned for the reach and reputation of its intelligence services. In the world of spying, governments and non-state actors seek to obtain vital intelligence on one another and espionage has played a key role in some of the world's most important events including in Israel. For this course, you'll prepare to read and watch a number of Hebrew media items that will teach you the core vocabulary and more when it comes to intelligence and espionage. The lessons for this course will cover a number of important topics such as Jonathan Pollard, an Israeli official who spied for Iran, Hamas' social media spying, the Eli Cohen story, and internet privacy.
Superheroes have taken over the movie industry and may be here to stay. Marvel is by far the most successful of the comic book franchises when it comes to transitioning their comics to movies and have created some of the most profitable films to date. In this course, you'll prepare to read and watch Hebrew media related to the Marvel Universe. The lessons for this course will teach you the core superhero and film-related vocabulary you need to proficiently consume Hebrew media on the topic. One of the benefits of studying the topic of superheroes is that it has a treasure trove of related vocabulary that is essential for any Hebrew student. For instance, in the Hulk lesson you'll learn vocabulary linked to physicality and health, for the Wolverine lesson you'll pic vocabulary such as "hairy" and "claws", and the list goes on.