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There are many potential Anglo olim who may be hesitant to make the move to Israel because they dont speak Hebrew. The question is do you NEED to speak Hebrew in order to live in Israel and make it work?Many Sabras will tell you: You NEED to Speak Hebrew!
There are those die hard sabras who will insist that, just as they and their parents did, that any oleh needs to learn Hebrew as a priority when moving to israel. But is that the reality on the ground? Does one absolutely have to learn More >
Here is a hysterical “Broken English/Broken Hebrew” video for those of you who want to learn to speak Hebrew. Sometimes it’s worthwhile taking a break from your usual Hebrew learning routine, which can get tedious and stressful, and have a look at the brighter, comical side of the Hebrew language and culture.
The guy in this videos is a great actor and whilst he highlights the need for Israeli’s to learn to speak English, the idea also highlights the need for Olim to learn to speak Hebrew.
Street Hebrew has some other great videos to share with you that will More >
Unless you are planning to write a book in Hebrew or to become a professor of the Hebrew language then you probably do. Conversational Hebrew is what is needed for everyday life in Israel. Whether it’s taking a taxi, buying flowers, a visit to the bank or earning a living conversational Hebrew is your key to everything in Israel.
Whilst there is no substitute for grammatically perfect and eloquently beautiful Hebrew not everyone has the time and wherewithal to achieve this feat. Furthermore even though Ulpan can get you to a high level of Hebrew be it More >
You might think this sounds like a tall order but it is possible to get the gist of a fluent, Hebrew conversation whilst only knowing 70% or less of the actual words in it.
As with any language it’s not always just about the words. There are many other factors that contribute to comprehending and understanding what is being said:Understand Hebrew Context
You can glean a lot from a conversation by keeping it in context. Say for example you are at the pharmacy. You would expect to hear words like “medicine, prescription or More >
Street Hebrew tips are bite size golden nuggets of useful information for new immigrants to Israel. The tips include important, every day topics such as: Converting your driving license, Travelling abroad, buying a new car, Bank charges, Difference in clothes/shoe sizes and many more.
The tips are posted on the side bar here on the site called: “STREET HEBREW TIP OF THE WEEK”
All the helpful tips include at least 5 “useful words” associated with that tip and important phone numbers, addresses and websites where applicable.
“Street Hebrew Tips” are free of charge and are a gift from us to you. We hope you enjoy More >
At Street Hebrew we often come across people who tell us that they want to learn Hebrew because the mere thought of (another) Electric bill in the mail or a telephone call with an Israeli service representative makes them avoid their mail box and telephone at all costs! Not just because of the bottom line “amount owed” to the electricity, water or gas company but mainly because it’s in Hebrew and that can be tricky for Olim trying to find their feet in their new home. Here is some information if you More >
Let me begin by stating that if you want to learn Hebrew, have loads of time on your hands, are that way inclined and are able to learn every tiny grammatical rule of the language, then good for you! This is in many ways ideal.
For the rest of us who only dream of having that much time/memory space on our hands it’s plain and simply not realistic. So the question is, do you need to learn all the grammatical stuff in order to be able to speak Hebrew in every day situations? I’m gonna say NO!
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Finding a Job in Israel is often a top priority for Anglo olim who are moving to or living in Israel.
At Street Hebrew we receive numerous enquiries from Anglo jobseekers, eager to speak enough “Street Hebrew” to get through the interview and nail the job! So what is the “Israeli employer” looking for in a candidate and is having the “Anglo edge” an advantage or a disadvantage?Interviewing for a job in Israel
Job interviews in Israel tend to be, shall we say, less formal than interviews you may be used to from back More >
People always ask us at Street Hebrew what the best way is for Olim to integrate successfully into Israeli society. After all Western culture and mentality is quite different from the democratic yet Middle Eastern model that exists here in Israel. The ability to conduct everyday, conversational Hebrew is vital if you want you and your family to integrate smoothly into your new home in Israel
Although many Israelis speak fluent English much is lost in translation from English to Hebrew, as with all languages. It is vital for anyone wanting to integrate into Israeli More >