I feel I can finally take a deep breathe, the “busy” season for the Jewish religion has now come to an end. What with Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot and Simchat Torah, it has been hectic.
But for some people the work has just begun! ”What?” I hear you say. Let me explain. These festivals often bring people to Synagogue who never attend throughout the year. They come full of enthusiasm, then they are realizing that they are missing an essential skill: Hebrew reading.
They think to themselves, “it is all very well to come to Synagogue, but if I don’t know how to read in Hebrew, then I feel left out”. So the first thing they do is go online and search “how to learn to read Hebrew”.
With the advent of the internet, many want to learn to read Hebrew online. This makes sense; in this busy world, online learning saves people time in travelling. That is why many people teach themselves to read Hebrew online.
I’m looking forward to next year and seeing lots more people participating after having learnt how to read in Hebrew. My guess is that will be a whole lot more people asking the question “how do you read Hebrew?” let’s wait and see!