Learning Hebrew Made Simple

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How can you learn simply a complicated yet exciting language like Hebrew? There is one great way but first let us find out certain circumstances why you should learn the language. It's not only that you want to meet a Jewish rabbi or close a partnership deal with a Jewish magnate.

There are finer reasons to learn the language and one of them is the study of a centuries-old religion and the greatest book of all time The Holy Bible. It's true that you might be lost in translation as there have been many versions of the original Holy Bible. Some if not most of these versions have not given justice to the original meaning of the words. The Hebrew language particularly the original one is based on actual definition or what is called literal definition which is a far cry from the image based definition that are taught to us by the Greco Roman concept of learning modern languages.

The Hebrew people have rich heritage. Learning the language is like trying to examine some ancient artifacts and inscriptions where the language itself has been expressed before and now observed for study. Not only is it the official language of Israel, together with Arabic; it is also the language that unifies Jewish communities all over the world. This language belongs to the Afro-Asiatic family of languages and it has a strong influence in Jewish people not only in religion, but in philosophy, commerce, science, and poetry. Before it was difficult for the Jews to communicate with each other as the Hebrew language had been confined to liturgical scriptures and literature only. In fact up to this day, there are still people who consider it blasphemous to use Hebrew as an every day language. This powerful language is also the language used for both the Ottoman and the British Palestine. So come to think of it; the language plays as a unifying factor for many forces under dissension.

For the ancient Hebrews who lived a nomadic life, the classical Hebrew is in fact an expression and to us the illustration of their every day journey into the wilderness. That should also be one of the major factors to consider when you are studying the language.

So by now you must be raring to start your Hebrew language learning. Don't worry about the trainer since you are not going to need that. There are no classroom sessions as well. All you have to do is get a Pimsleur language learning audio that you can plug on your iPod and listen to while in the middle of turtle slow traffic, while walking your dog to the park, or even while with a boring date. With this manner of language learning, you are in control of the time, the pace, and the place for learning the language. That is in fact the way Pimsleur language audio programs are designed, for learners to learn it gradually yet surely and in the end they know the language and can use it just like a native speaker does. You can find Pimsleur language learning audio programs at The Talking Bookstore.

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This article was published on 2010/03/26