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Brandeis Modern Hebrew
Vardit et al. Ringvald, Bonit Porath, Yaron Peleg, Esther Shorr, Sara Hascal

Brandeis University Press



Contents

UNIT 1 - Index – Goals - Shalom - My name is . . . - Pronouns (singular) - Teacher, student - I’m from . . . - From where?- To reside/live - How are you? - Further notes on the alphabet - Pronouncing the conjunctive vav - Foreign Words (cognates) - Numerical value of the Hebrew alphabet - Jewish holidays - Preparation for using a dictionary - Review and Enrichment: Dialogues - Names, places, months - Hebrew names - A new student - Map of Israel - The Hebrew alphabet - Vocabulary Unit 1
• UNIT 2 - Index - Goals - This is, these are - School - Plural pronouns and nouns -
Pa’al, Present tense - Subjects of study - Speak - In, in the - The Verbs: Binyanim, tenses, infinitive, verb types - Root - The radicals - Reading and writing - Pa’al, regular – present tense - Definite direct object marker - Know - In the classroom - Nouns, singular and plural - In, on - Common classroom expressions - Numbers (0–10) - Adjectives - Declension of adjectives - Which - There is, there isn’t - This, these - Verbs: Pa’al, – present tense - Vowel reduction - Review and Enrichment: The Fourth of July - Class reunion - Talia - Translation exercises - The Diaspora Museum - Phonebook - Song: “Aleph Bet” (N. Shemer) - Vocabulary Unit 2
• UNIT 3 - Index – Goals - House - Map: Tel-Aviv - Rooms in the house - The first day in the apartment - Home furniture - After one week - Go/walk to . . . - To . . . to the . . . - The heart of the city - Go by foot /travel - Song: “Hoppa Hey” (N. Shemer) - The furniture and its story - From, from the ... -Smart and beautiful - Poem: “Potted Flower” (Bialik) - To have / have not ... - I have / I don’t have - Dorms - Songs: “I Have a House and a Guitar” - “We Have a Billy Goat” - Of (mine, yours . . .) - Preposition “
et” - How much does it cost? - Numbers (10–1000) - Verbs: Pa’al, –present - Review and Enrichment: In the museum - Bulletin board - Apartment questionnaire - The main street - Situations - Brandeis University - Vocabulary Unit 3
• UNIT 4 - Index - Goals - At the grocery store - Fruits, vegetables - Receipt - Need/must/have to - Meals - Tasty or healthy - Restaurants - “Give me” - Eating out - Snack bar kiosk - Verbs:
Pa’al, regular—infinitive - Can/able to - Pa’al —infinitive - Review and Enrichment: Advertisement, soup - What’s the problem? - Eating in the kibbutz - Story: “The First Day on - the Kibbutz” (Eli Amir) - Situations - Songs: “A Lady with Shopping Bags” - “The Falafel Song” - Vocabulary Unit 4
• UNIT 5 - Index - Goals - Family tree - Mazal tov – a new granddaughter - Age (I am . . . years old) - How old are you? - The wandering Jew - Forsan’s family - I was born in ... - Common expressions in the family - “I Was There” (Yisrael Hadari) - Pronominal possessive declension, singular - From the book of Ruth - Verbs:
Pa’al, regular — past - Pa’al, — past - Review and Enrichment: Wedding - To one hundred and twenty - The first Sabra - Noah - Living longer on the kibbutz - Working mothers - Eliezer ben Yehudah - Writing exercise: My family - Songs: “I was Born to Peace” - "Here” - Vocabulary Unit 5
• UNIT 6 – Index - Goals - Days of the week - The calendar - The Hebrew months - Leap year - Before, After - Before, Afterwards - Poem: “And This Kid Is Me” - (Yehudah Atlas) - When - What time is it? - At what time? - Early, late - The verb “to sleep” - How much sleep? - Poem: “Don’t Want to Sleep” - (Rema Samsonov) - Verbs: -
Paal, -- Past tense - The verb “to be,” past tense - Review and Enrichment: Song: “Twelve Months” - (Naomi Shemer) - Calendar of holidays - Story: “The Three Bears” - Situations - Vocabulary Unit 6
• UNIT 7 – Index – Goals - Weather and seasons: Summer - Summer clothes - At a shoe store - The verb “to put on shoes” - Poem: “Looking at Flowers” - (Pinhas Sadeh) - Winter - Winter clothes - Blind date - Traveling to South America - The construct form - Verbs:
Pa’al, regular—future - Pa’al Regular verbs with guttural - Pa’al, regular—future - If - Time expressions, future - Pa’al, —future - The verb “to be,” future - Pa’al, —future - Review and Enrichment: Translation - Verbs - Story: “The Green Man” - (Yehonatan Geffen) - My clothes, our clothes - Song: “Come, Wind” - Song: “The Zebra’s Pajama” - (Ain Hillel) - Situations - Writing, Essay topics - Vocabulary Unit 7
• UNIT 8 - Index – Goals - Traveling the world: worth it - Worth it (personal) - Allowed / Forbidden - Possible / Impossible - Vacation - Easy / Hard, difficult - The preposition “with,” declension - Travel ads - Trip to Israel - Poems: Jerusalem - (Yehudah Amichai) - Bus station - Post office, mail - Definite object marker, declension - Sports - The Maccabiah Games - Verbs:
Pi'el, regular—present - Pi’el, square roots—present - Speak / Tell / Say - Pi’el, regular—past - Poem: “Talk” (David Avidan) - Pi’el, regular—future - Kibbutz bulletin board - How many times - Once... - Review and Enrichment: The ecologically minded tourist - Hank Greenberg - The Touro Synagogue in R.I. - “How to Learn Torah” (Maimonides) - Vocabulary Unit 8
• UNIT 9 – Index – Goals - Face - In order to... - Body parts - The fetus - Marc Chagall - The acrobat - Left-handedness - Ehud ben Gera - Health: It hurts... - I have pains in... - To suffer from... - To take care of... - In/at, declension... - To check, examine... - To take, give - Construct form, review - Mount Sinai Hospital, New York - Idioms and sayings - Verbs:
Hif’il, regular–present - Hif’il, regular–past - Hif’il causative verbs - Hif’il regular–future - Review and Enrichment: Story: “The First Kiss” - (S.Y. Agnon) - Sin as illness - (Rav Yosef Dov Soloveitchik) - Medicine in Hebrew - Health questionnaire - Translation exercises - Construct form - Situation - Vocabulary Unit 9
• UNIT 10 - Index – Goals - Professions: In my
kibbutz - When, review - Adjectives, continuation - My family - Personal ads - Sallah Shabbati - Rashi’s birth - Poem: “Bad Words” (Yona Wallach) - To have: In my moshav - 3 categories of the verb “to be” - I have / I had / I will have - Kibbutz Tamuz - More than... / less than... - Similar to... / different from... - The most... - Poem: “The Prettiest Girl” - (Yehonatan Geffen) - Small city, big city - From me / than me... - Want you to... - Verbs: Hitpa’el, regular—present tense - Poem: “I’m Falling in Love Again” - (Yona Wallach) - Hitpa’el, sibilant letters - Hitpa’el, regular—past tense - Hitpa’el, regular—future tense - Review and Enrichment: Midrash: “Sisters” - Want ads - Play: “I Like Mike” - (Aharon Megged) - Movie Script: “Shulie’s Guy” - (Dorit Rabinian) - Vocabulary Unit 10
• UNIT 11 - Index – Goals - Scenes from the play: “The Lady of the Castle” - (Leah Goldberg) - First act (summary) - Second act - Third act - Questions about the play - Fill-in exercises - Prepositions from the play - Preposition “on,” declension - Owner, possessor - Because..., therefore - Verbs from the play - Literary devices - Expressions from the play - Creative writing - Activity: Zabrotzky’s trial - Poem: “Anna and I,” three versions - (Amnon Shamosh) - Verbs:
Pa’al, —future tense - Imperative - Review and Enrichment: Story: “Cold Spring” - (Aharon Appelfeld) - Vocabulary Unit 11
• GLOSSARY
• VERB TABLES

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