If you're an average Joe you probably know Samson's riddle (Judges 14:14) as: "Out of the eater, something to eat. Out of the strong, something sweet." or something like that. Most English translations rhyme the [eat/meat] with [sweet]. But what about the original? [more inside]
How do I eradicate Hebrew right-to-left text editing from a Word document? [more inside]
I always feel awful having to ask people to translate stuff for me, but sometimes I need information that is in a document that I can't read and doesn't have available translations. I have one or two paragraphs of handwritten Hebrew from circa 1700 that I need to at least know the gist of. [more inside]
There is this odd little building in my neighborhood and I would really like to know what the sign on it says and what it could possibly be used for. I saw it being built over the past year, but I have no clue what it is. Here is the building and this is the sign on front.
I recently acquired this small pitcher and I would like to know what it says. Also, if you can tell me anything about its intended purpose, that's be great. Thanks!
According to my grandmother, this scroll was given to her by a client many years ago. Apparently, the client was actually present when items from a tabernacle were being burned during WW2. He rolled up this scroll and secreted it away safely, until he decided to gift it to grandma. Years later, she had a client who was a rabbi, and he first told her it was hung upside down, and then identified the scroll as being a particular story. Grandma says she thinks it was either Joseph's Coat or Jacob's Ladder, but she can't remember which. Can anybody tell what it is, or provide any other information?
Is it possible to hear a glottal stop at the beginning of an utterance? [more inside]
Do you know of any podcasts available through iTunes that are for kids and either teach Italian or Hebrew or are just podcasts in those languages that are kid appropriate?
I'm seeking someone in the New York area (a collector? a store? an auction house?) who can appraise old books in Hebrew and/or Yiddish. Where might I find someone honest who can do this? [more inside]
Books on Judaism and Hebrew? [more inside]
My daughter received this valentine today from a staff member at her public school. Can anyone tell me what it says? Thank you -
I'm like every other post-college twentysomething in lots of ways: I make too little money, watch too much Netflix and indulge in an existential crisis oh, about once an hour. Also, like many in my cohort, I love the idea of packing up a ratty old duffel bag and heading off to some far corner of the world to taste, see and do all I can, while maybe giving myself either a leg to stand on once I return to the job market here or the warm-n-fuzzies that come from volunteering and/or service learning. All pretty standard fare. Here comes the doozy of snowflake: I'm in a wheelchair and have certain difficulties with speech fluency, owing to my CP and spastic diplegia diagnosis. Try as I might, I can't get myself to give up on the dream of spending a year or more abroad, even with all this in my way. Help me get there, oh beautiful hivemind? [more inside]
My friend has inherited a gold pendant from a recently passed mother-in-law and she was hoping to learn some more about it. Do any MeFite's know what the story might be behind this pendant? Where it's from, what it might say or represent? [more info and link to photo inside] [more inside]
I bought this t-shirt at a thrift store because I liked the design, but obviously am not going to wear it without knowing what it says. I think it is Hebrew. If you can read it, can you tell me what it means?
my brother is getting a couple tattoos and asked me to make sure these translations check out and yes he knows that each word is given in two different fonts. thanks! Here they are
Can you read Hebrew? Help me out! [more inside]
What does the writing on this T-shirt (in Arabic?) and its tag (in Hebrew?) say? Translations and transliterations please! [more inside]
Easy one for someone who reads modern Hebrew handwriting: what does this say? [more inside]
When you transliterate from English to Hebrew, how do you determine the "S" for names? [more inside]
Can you help me identify this folk-dance version of the Alef Bet Song? [more inside]
Jonah 1:4: "the ship was like to be broken" - "וְהָאֳנִיָּה חִשְּׁבָה לְהִשָּׁבֵר" - what is the grammar of חִשְּׁבָה ? [more inside]
Anyone here have mad Mishnaic Hebrew translation skillz? [more inside]
What is the translation of this Hebrew engraving? (Picture link inside) [more inside]
In Korean, the words for 'mom' and 'dad', respectively, are umma and appa. In Hebrew (maybe other Semitic languages, too), they are ima and abba. Is there a link between Korean (maybe other east Asian languages?) and the Semitic languages?
Where can I find some fun, free Hebrew fonts? [more inside]
Can you read the (possibly Hebrew) word on the bottom of this salt shaker? [more inside]
Is $720 for a semester of language learning a reasonable price in the Boston area? [more inside]
Translations please, please! Hebrew and Chinese (?) [more inside]
Help me with LaTeX (again)! I need to find a way to write decent Hebrew. I like the cjhebrew package, but I don't know how to change the font. I also tried using XeTeX, but I don't know how to get Right-to-left using it. Also, other problems. Warning: Long explanations involving Terminal and installing new packages that aren't on CTAN will go over my head. [more inside]
I'm looking for Israeli music and/or music in Hebrew. [more inside]
When will the iPad fully support Hebrew? [more inside]
I'm at different levels in three different languages I'm learning (French, Hebrew, Russian/Lithuanian). How to proceed in each? [more inside]
What does this mean?: מה העניינים אני צריכה ללמוד למבחן אבל אין לי כח [more inside]
I found an old parchment scroll while looking through my old family papers. There is Hebrew written in black ink on it, and it is dated 1896. [more inside]
If I were to convert to Judaism, and my dad was already Jewish, would I need to know his Hebrew name? [more inside]
Please help me identify the origin/purpose of this mystery scroll. Or just the language its written in. [more inside]
Language/Hebrew Baby Name Help -- What would be a good Hebrew name for a girl to honor a deceased relative named Irene? [more inside]
What does this Hebrew inscription on the handle of a Torah scroll mean? [more inside]
Calling all Photoshop and photo enhancement experts, and/or people who can pick out Hebrew letters: help me digitally fiddle with these photos of old weathered Romanian-Jewish tombstones to make the inscriptions clearer, so that I can hopefully get the Hebrew writing on them translated. [more inside]
How can I use the normal web version of Google Translate from my iPhone? It's automatically redirecting me to their iPhone-optimized version, which doesn't have all the options I need. [more inside]
Lyrics to Fool's Gold song "Surprise Hotel." [more inside]
I'm looking for as wide a variety as possible of Israeli music (in Hebrew). [more inside]
I am converting to Judaism and need to pick my Hebrew name. Any ideas? [more inside]
Why did my Ashkenazi great grandfather Daven in Sephardic Hebrew? [more inside]
Looking for a cover of "Thank God I'm A Country Boy," in Hebrew. [more inside]
I need to learn Biblical Hebrew, to a level of someone studying it for 4 university terms (2 years of one course/term) really really fast. If you've taken Biblical Hebrew in undergraduate or graduate studies, what textbooks did you use? [more inside]
Hebrewfilter. What does this text say or imply?
My daughter, a first-year college student, wants to learn Hebrew, but doesn't want to take it at college. Any thoughts on whether it's better to take an on-line course or to take an instructor-led course? And are there any good resources, preferably in the northwest area of Boston? She speaks French pretty well, so she's had some experience in learning languages. We'd appreciate any advice.
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