Rabbi Richard G. Lampert
Learn how to read Hebrew
We hear the word ‘how’ so frequently in our day-to-day conversation, but rarely do we look at the meaning of the word. According to the Oxford Dictionary, the word ‘how’ is defined as in what way or manner; by what means. The phrase ‘learn how to read Hebrew’ examines in what way or manner can a person learn the ancient language.
The Hebrew text is completely different from that of other languages. When a person starts thinking of the best way to learn how to read Hebrew is important to explore different options. The optimum way to learn how to read Hebrew is to go and live in Israel. There you will be forced to engage with this ancient text every day.
This is not a realistic option for the majority of people who are keen to learn how to read Hebrew. Not everyone can give up their lives, wherever they are currently living, to achieve this goal. However, do not worry, there are lots of options available to you to learn how to read Hebrew wherever you are living.
The most important way to do this is to find the right pathway. Depending on where you live, some options might be going to classes at your local synagogue or finding a like-minded group that learn how to read Hebrew together with a tutor to help them. However, if you do not live anywhere near a synagogue or other classes, and you are keen to pursue this dream, another option is online learning. Yes, such courses do exist. All you need to do is type into the google search bar the phrase ‘learn how to read Hebrew’ and a number of different courses will be presented to you. It is a matter of finding the right course.
The Easy Learn Hebrew story began in 1986 when I became involved with Rabbi Lampert's teaching methods as a tutor in the 'Learn To Read Hebrew In One Day' course.
This course took students, who could not read a word of Hebrew at the beginning of the day, and by the end of the day they could read Hebrew, slowly, but correctly.
In 1999, I completed my Bachelor of Arts majoring in Hebrew, and, as part of my degree, spent a year in Israel studying Hebrew at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. In 2008, I became the primary instructor for the 'Learn To Read Hebrew In One Day' course.
Whilst conducting these face to face courses it occurred to me that this unique classroom-based method could be transferred to an online format to make it accessible to people all around the world, and so the Easy Learn Hebrew program was born!
The Easy Learn Hebrew program is the 'Learn To Read Hebrew In One Day' classroom course 'online', however offering much more in terms of being able to revise the 'classroom' content online repeatedly via the videos, take the online quizzes and being able to print out the associated hard copy learning materials as required.
I am very excited to make this program available and look forward to welcoming you as an online Easy Learn Hebrew student.
Founder - EasyLearnHebrew.com