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Books on Judaism and Hebrew?

Books on Judaism and Hebrew? [more inside]
posted by unlucky.lisp on Feb 16, 2014 - 10 answers

 

Hebrew Valentine Translation?

My daughter received this valentine today from a staff member at her public school. Can anyone tell me what it says? Thank you -
posted by Mrs. Green on Feb 14, 2014 - 10 answers

Help me feed my 20-something wanderlust. Difficulty level: Wheelchair

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]
posted by marsbar77 on Jan 19, 2014 - 16 answers

Looking for info about a gold pendant from Israel

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]
posted by blueberry on Jan 10, 2014 - 5 answers

If you read Hebrew, come on in!

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?
posted by feathermeat on Jul 9, 2013 - 5 answers

Are these two words translated into Hebrew correctly?

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
posted by subarctic_guy on May 27, 2013 - 6 answers

What do these funny letters say?

Can you read Hebrew? Help me out! [more inside]
posted by crazylegs on Dec 31, 2012 - 5 answers

Read my t-shirt

What does the writing on this T-shirt (in Arabic?) and its tag (in Hebrew?) say? Translations and transliterations please! [more inside]
posted by ditto75 on Nov 22, 2012 - 5 answers

Quick Hebrew-to-English translation, please

Easy one for someone who reads modern Hebrew handwriting: what does this say? [more inside]
posted by dywypi on Nov 1, 2012 - 3 answers

Which "S" letter to use when transliterating to Hebrew?

When you transliterate from English to Hebrew, how do you determine the "S" for names? [more inside]
posted by juniperesque on Jun 9, 2012 - 8 answers

Alef Bet Song that isn't Debbie Friedman's Version?

Can you help me identify this folk-dance version of the Alef Bet Song? [more inside]
posted by danielle the bee on May 31, 2012 - 1 answer

Book of Jonah Grammar Question

Jonah 1:4: "the ship was like to be broken" - "וְהָאֳנִיָּה חִשְּׁבָה לְהִשָּׁבֵר" - what is the grammar of חִשְּׁבָה ? [more inside]
posted by Paquda on Dec 12, 2011 - 7 answers

"Are you well?" in Mishnaic Hebrew

Anyone here have mad Mishnaic Hebrew translation skillz? [more inside]
posted by egeanin on Oct 19, 2011 - 9 answers

Translation of Hebrew engraving

What is the translation of this Hebrew engraving? (Picture link inside) [more inside]
posted by yoyoceramic on Oct 7, 2011 - 4 answers

Are Korean and Hebrew languages related?

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?
posted by KingoftheWhales on Sep 22, 2011 - 19 answers

Fun, free Hebrew fonts?

Where can I find some fun, free Hebrew fonts? [more inside]
posted by yersinia on Sep 5, 2011 - 2 answers

Can you read the (possibly Hebrew) word on the bottom of this salt shaker?

Can you read the (possibly Hebrew) word on the bottom of this salt shaker? [more inside]
posted by soelo on Aug 8, 2011 - 6 answers

Is this a reasonable price for a language course?

Is $720 for a semester of language learning a reasonable price in the Boston area? [more inside]
posted by bchaplin on Aug 3, 2011 - 14 answers

Please identify this Israeli pop song!

Please identify this Israeli pop song (circa 2000) [more inside]
posted by holterbarbour on May 18, 2011 - 3 answers

Hebrew & Chinese translations?

Translations please, please! Hebrew and Chinese (?) [more inside]
posted by torticat on Jan 17, 2011 - 14 answers

Hebrew in LaTeX?

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]
posted by lhude sing cuccu on Sep 20, 2010 - 5 answers

Hebrew music?

I'm looking for Israeli music and/or music in Hebrew. [more inside]
posted by lhude sing cuccu on Aug 19, 2010 - 12 answers

Hebrew language support for the iPad

When will the iPad fully support Hebrew? [more inside]
posted by greenmagnet on Aug 10, 2010 - 2 answers

Resources for learning Hebrew, French, Lithuanian, Russian?

I'm at different levels in three different languages I'm learning (French, Hebrew, Russian/Lithuanian). How to proceed in each? [more inside]
posted by lhude sing cuccu on Aug 7, 2010 - 11 answers

Does my friend lament?

What does this mean?: מה העניינים אני צריכה ללמוד למבחן אבל אין לי כח [more inside]
posted by lazy robot on Jul 1, 2010 - 2 answers

Hebrew Translation

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]
posted by elis on Jun 15, 2010 - 7 answers

Hebrew name ups and downs

If I were to convert to Judaism, and my dad was already Jewish, would I need to know his Hebrew name? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 14, 2010 - 7 answers

Scooby Doo mystery...written language sleuths needed.

Please help me identify the origin/purpose of this mystery scroll. Or just the language its written in. [more inside]
posted by jeanmari on Apr 19, 2010 - 17 answers

Hebrew for "Irene"?

Language/Hebrew Baby Name Help -- What would be a good Hebrew name for a girl to honor a deceased relative named Irene? [more inside]
posted by Mid on Mar 10, 2010 - 18 answers

Hebrew inscription translation

What does this Hebrew inscription on the handle of a Torah scroll mean? [more inside]
posted by greenmagnet on Jan 14, 2010 - 9 answers

Photo enhancement for old tombstones

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]
posted by Asparagirl on Jan 4, 2010 - 7 answers

How to use the full version of Google Translate from an iPhone

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]
posted by greenmagnet on Dec 18, 2009 - 2 answers

Lyrics to Fool's Gold song "Surprise Hotel."

Lyrics to Fool's Gold song "Surprise Hotel." [more inside]
posted by feathermeat on Dec 7, 2009 - 2 answers

Israeli / Hebrew Music

I'm looking for as wide a variety as possible of Israeli music (in Hebrew). [more inside]
posted by greenmagnet on Dec 2, 2009 - 12 answers

Name me!

I am converting to Judaism and need to pick my Hebrew name. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by n'muakolo on Nov 25, 2009 - 28 answers

Why did my great grandfather pray in Sephardic hebrew?

Why did my Ashkenazi great grandfather Daven in Sephardic Hebrew? [more inside]
posted by ranunculus on Nov 4, 2009 - 14 answers

Eyfo?

Looking for a cover of "Thank God I'm A Country Boy," in Hebrew. [more inside]
posted by ricochet biscuit on Oct 20, 2009 - 5 answers

I need to learn Biblical Hebrew, stat.

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]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Sep 22, 2009 - 12 answers

What is being said in this photograph

Hebrewfilter. What does this text say or imply?
posted by fingerbang on Aug 21, 2009 - 3 answers

How to learn Hebrew in the Boston area?

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.
posted by jackmcc on May 20, 2009 - 7 answers

Translate a line of Hebrew pertaining to a pomegranate?

Would someone translate the text around this pomegranate, please? [more inside]
posted by Tufa on Apr 20, 2009 - 2 answers

Resources for professional Hebrew-English translators?

What are the best resources for professional Hebrew-English translators? Dictionaries, word lists, machine translation programs, etc. Online, offline, dead-tree all fine. [more inside]
posted by callmejay on Dec 15, 2008 - 4 answers

How do I pronounce gutturals in Hebrew & Arabic?

How do I pronounce the gutturals in Hebrew and Arabic? [more inside]
posted by huskerdont on Dec 9, 2008 - 6 answers

I typed this in the wrong language. help!תעזור לי

How do i fix typing in the wrong language (forgetting to Alt+Shift before typing) without retyping the whole thing? [more inside]
posted by Izzmeister on Dec 2, 2008 - 4 answers

Learning Language Through Osmosis!

Does anyone have any tips or strategies to help in learning a new language when living in a foreign country but not doing a formal study program? [more inside]
posted by andoatnp on Aug 8, 2008 - 14 answers

Is my kid an ancient hebrew good luck charm?

A few years back, an older Israeli man told me that my daughter's name, Kameya, meant "good luck charm" in ancient Hebrew. Was he just pulling my leg? [more inside]
posted by Gucky on Jun 19, 2008 - 6 answers

Cryptic jewish kids on parade...

I ran into a parade of children from our local Hebrew school today...what were they chanting? [more inside]
posted by Wavelet on May 23, 2008 - 10 answers

Time is Running Out!

Help me find this hebrew phrase fast! [more inside]
posted by rglass on Mar 31, 2008 - 4 answers

What's the Sabbath Song in Beaufort?

I recently saw the movie Beaufort (homepage)(IMDB). Does anyone know the name (or have music for, or best a recording of, or link to where I can purchase a recording of) the Sabbath song sung in the film? [more inside]
posted by Jahaza on Feb 5, 2008 - 4 answers

Aloha?

Help an Anglo guy get by in Hebrew and Arabic [more inside]
posted by Acari on Jan 9, 2008 - 14 answers

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