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Adult Biblical Hebrew Class Now Forming

Did you know that biblical Hebrew (also known as classical Hebrew) and modern spoken Hebrew are not the same?

Biblical Hebrew is an ancient language that emerged in the 10th century BCE. It was used by the Hebrews to communicate and to record the history, religion, poetry, philosophy, and culture. The language evolved beyond recognition during the Roman period but lived on in religious contexts.

Why take a Biblical Hebrew class? You might be motivated by any of the following reasons:

  • To understand the original language of the Jewish people
  • To be able to read and understand the Torah
  • To read the prayers in our siddur (prayer book) in their original language
  • To begin the journey toward becoming b'nai mitzvah, even as an adult

 

An adult Beginning Biblical Hebrew class is now forming. All beginning levels are welcome! To learn more or express interest, contact Linda Reivitz at lreivitz@wisc.edu or Nicole A. Jahr, RJE, director of lifelong learning, at learn@tbemadison.org.

September 16, 2019 16 Elul 5779