Repair of the Soul Tikkun HaNefesh תיקון הנפש
|Spiritual Guidance & Shema-nik Healing||
Listening for the Sacred Shomei-a BaRuach שומע ברוח
(Listening with the soul / Hearing in the wind)
Led by Rachmiel Langer
Intermediate Biblical Hebrew
“The word is very near to you, in your mouth, and in your heart, that you may accomplish it.”
Do you want to understand the prayers you're reading or the Torah portion? Come read Torah selections together as we build and reinforce our Biblical Hebrew reading skills. We'll work with "The First Hebrew Reader: Guided Selections from the Hebrew Bible."
This class is for people who have basic skills at reading Biblical Hebrew, can parse simple sentences and recognize basic verb conjugations (at least perfect and imperfect, binyan paal). We'll use "The First Hebrew Primer" by Simon, Resnikoff & Motzkin as our basic reference text. If you've already worked through the book then you're ready to read "real" Biblical Hebrew. If not, then you can build your language comprehension as we work through the Reader texts. We'll expand our Biblical vocabulary and strengthen verb pattern recognition, but our primary focus will be on reading Hebrew.
"I ingested [the Scroll] and it was in my mouth sweet like honey." Ezekiel 3:3
Mondays, weekly, starting May 12, 2014, 2:00 to 3:15 pm
Required texts: The First Hebrew Primer, 3rd edition; Simon, Resnikoff, Motzkin. The First Hebrew Reader: Guided Selections from the Hebrew Bible; J W Goldstein
Fee: $15 per class. Newcomers welcome, but registration is required.