A small triumph

Today’s Beginning Hebrew class ended with us learning the “ee” vowel, and then I turned the page and was confronted with the blessing on the Torah before reading (aliyah). AND I COULD READ IT. IN HEBREW.

When I got home I typed “Hebrew text” into Google images. I can read the Hebrew text it shows me. I don’t understand the words, yet, but knowing how to read the groups of letters is a huge thing. It means I can now start to read and recognize words I know, and learn ones that I don’t with their meanings, eventually.

This is exciting for me. I have been struggling with this for over a year now.



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2 responses to “A small triumph

  1. Shoshana

    Mazel tov! A big achievement and a milestone for any Hebrew student.

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  2. I know the feeling. I still remember when I began to think in Dutch (as opposed to trying to translate my English thoughts into Dutch words).

    And Hebrew must be more of a challenge … particularly when the vowels aren’t written.

    Definite congratulations.


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