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Aleph Isn't Tough: An Introduction to Hebrew for Adults: Book 1, Teacher's Edition [Paperback]

By Linda Motzkin (Author) & Hara Person (Editor)
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Piloted by Reform congregations throughout the country, the book is the first step in a program of Hebrew learning for adults. By carefully introducing the letters and vowels of the Hebrew alphabet, the goal is to develop the reader's ability to decode written Hebrew words as well as to ground the learning of Hebrew in the broader sense of its use in Jewish life, ritual, study, and tradition. Each chapter introduces two or three Hebrew letters; through instructional drills and exercises, the reader progressively becomes familiar with key Hebrew vocabulary and its role in Jewish tradition, text, and prayer.

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Studio: Urj Press
Pages   64
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.25" Width: 8.75" Height: 11"
Weight:   0.75 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jun 1, 2003
Publisher   Urj Press
Edition  Teacher's Guide  
ISBN  0807407259  
ISBN13  9780807407257  

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More About Linda Motzkin & Hara Person

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Motzkin received her M.A.H.L. and rabbinic ordination from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. She is co-rabbi, together with her husband, Jonathan Rubenstein, of Temple Sinai in Saratoga Springs, New York, as well as the Jewish chaplain at Skidmore College.

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Reviews - What do customers think about Aleph Isn't Tough: An Introduction to Hebrew for Adults: Book 1, Teacher's Edition?

Hebrew for You  Mar 8, 2007
This is a very good book to learn to speak and read hebrew so you
can follow along in your prayer book. However if you are as old as
I am you really need dedicated study time.
Great workbook for Hebrew class  Jan 6, 2003
After much research we chose "Aleph Isn't Tough" to teach a Hebrew class to a community group made up of mostly non-jews. The students found this workbook to be very user friendly and a good introduction to judaism. At the end of "Aleph Isn't Tough", most of our students were clamouring to go on to "Aleph Isn't Enough" and we will be starting that class shortly.

I would highly recommend this book to anyone thinking of teaching a Hebrew class or anyone wishing to learn to READ Hebrew on their own. Note: This workbook is not designed to teach people to speak Hebrew, you will need an audio program for that.

Adults Can Learn Hebrew  May 16, 2000
Linda Motzkin's book _Aleph Isn't Tough_ certainly makes it possible for beginning adult students to master the basics of the Hebrew alphabet. I had tried other books before choosing this one, and it rates above them. Each chapter presents information that builds upon previous chapters. Explanations of Hebrew roots, key quotes from the Bible, and excerpts from prayers engage the reader and introduce him/her to elements key to following a service. Motzkin's explanations of the vowels and consonants and various exceptions to rules were clear, and the book is well organized, too. After completing the ten lessons, I can follow along in services. If that is your goal, too, then this is the book for you. I eagerly await the book's sequel, _Aleph Isn't Enough_.

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