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Publisher's Summary

Teach Yourself to Read Hebrew Audio Companion is a complete self-study course for the adult beginner. Ten lessons guide you through the basics of decoding the aleph bet (alphabet). This audio companion insures proper Sephardic pronunciation.

Each lesson:

  • Introduces a series of letters
  • Reviews material presented in previous chapters
  • Includes excursuses that highlight newly learned letters
  • Provides ample reading practice of letter combinations
  • Builds a basic vocabulary of common Hebrew words

©2014 EKS Publishing CO. (P)2014 EKS PUBLISHING CO.

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For me the best way to learn Hebrew

What did you love best about Teach Yourself to Read Hebrew?

I have had individuals try to teach me to learn to read Hebrew and found that they really had any idea as to what was involved. Right out of gate this book from the beginning it starts with the basics of Hebrew in the first chapter. I learn more in the first chapter than what others thought they new.

What do you think your next listen will be?

I will progress through all 10 chapters and move into the next book called "The First Hebrew Primer third edition by the authors Simon, Renikoff, and Motzkin.

Have you listened to any of Cantor Bruce Benson and Alisse Seelig ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No, I haven't but enjoy the presentation that is with the audio portion that is available with this book through Amazon.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

This is a book that teaches the basics on how to read Hebrew and as for me I experience great joy to finally begin to understand what the Hebrew language has to offer.

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Outstanding introduction to Hebrew

I was looking for a concise and logical introduction to basic Hebrew before beginning my first year in Seminary. This is just the course! The lessons are brief, well thought out and progressive. You find yourself learning the Hebrew alphabet, pronunciation, and block printing almost without realizing it. There's nothing easy about learning a language, and Hebrew is no exception. But this has to be one of the most most enjoyable experiences I've had. To get the most out of your investment in time, the student should purchase both the book and the audible companion. I am now moving on to the follow up in the series: The First Hebrew Primer, Third Addition. What a joy!

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Highly recommend!

Extremely helpful. Recommended the app to the whole class. Easy to use, stopping and restarting and reviewing where needed.

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Great Help!

Todah Rabah for the Audible help with my beginning written Hebrew which had been daunting previously.
Being able to hear it, get corrections on my pronunciation & re-listen as needed was a huge blessing. I look forward to moving forward & utilizing other tools you may have/recommend.
Shalom!!!

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Too fast for me, prefer transliteration.

The narrator was good, but should give more time when reading exercises. I prefer Hebrew with the transliteration instead of the characters; it is easier for me and more enjoyable. That's how I have learned 3 Romance languages. Thanks.
Tirzah

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Not in a common format to down load like mp3 or mp

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

First audible should provide these in common formats to down load! Second, there is no easy way to navigate where you want to go in this book.

Has Teach Yourself to Read Hebrew turned you off from other books in this genre?

What has turned me off is that audible.com has not formated these in mp4 or something that will work with other than mac.

Any additional comments?

Since I don't use mac or itunes, I will never purchase from audible.com again.

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