Hebrew Courses

Spring 2021 Courses

Brandeis Modern Hebrew book cover
HBRW 10a Beginning Hebrew

For students with no previous knowledge and those with a minimal background. Intensive training in the basics of Hebrew grammar, listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing.

Antebi

Brandeis Modern Hebrew book cover
HBRW 20b Intermediate Hebrew

Prerequisite: HBRW 10a, 19a or the equivalent as determined by placement examination. Continuation of HBRW 10a and 19a, employing the same methods. Intensive training in Hebrew grammar, listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing.

Shorr

Neve Tzedek - Tel Aviv

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HBRW 34a Intermediate Hebrew II: Aspects of Israeli Culture

Prerequisite: Any 20-level Hebrew course or the equivalent as determined by placement examination. Continuation of HBRW 20b. A beginner- intermediate level course that helps students strengthen their reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. Contemporary cultural aspects will be stressed and a variety of materials will be used.

Antebi

 Late Summer blues- name of Isareli film
HBRW 44b Advanced Intermediate Hebrew: Israeli Culture and Media

Prerequisite: Any 30-level Hebrew course or the equivalent. Reinforces the acquired skills of speaking, listening comprehension, reading, and writing at the intermediate level. Contemporary cultural aspects are stressed; conversational Hebrew and reading of selections from modern literature.

Antebi
Symbols of Different Religions: Druze star, Jewish star of David, Islamic crescent moon and star, and Christian cross
HBRW 152b Ethnic Minorities in the Modern State of Israel

Prerequisite: Any 30-level Hebrew course or permission of the instructor.

Examines the cultures and institutions of ethnic minorities in Israel. By examining and discussing the cultural characteristics and political activism of non-Jewish communities in Israel, this course exposes students to various faces of Israel society, and to its multi-ethnic and multi-cultural identity.

Special one-time offering, spring 2021.

Farah

Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, a driving force behind the revival of the Hebrew language and Sleeping Beauty
HBRW 167b The Sleeping Beauty: The Revival of Modern Hebrew

Prerequisite: Any 40-level Hebrew course or permission of the instructor. An advanced course that surveys the origins of the Hebrew language and its development throughout the centuries, focusing on its major stages (biblical, rabbinic, medieval, and modern). Explores the unique phenomenon of its revival as a spoken language and its adaptation to the modern world.

Brosh