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Academic Resources

  • The Encyclopedia Judaica. Published originally in 1971, Encyclopedia Judaica has been the leading source for information on the Jewish people, the Jewish faith, and the state of Israel.
  • HAIFA - The University of Haifa is a valuable resource.
  • Those interested in the "cutting edge" of Jewish philosophical and theological reflection should check out the archives of the Shamash - Useful Judaica resource.
  • Internet Jewish History Sourcebook - Another good source that also has audio files.
  • Vocabulary Practice - Newly learned vocabulary of various units are reinforced by dragging words, which become pictures, in order to create a new illustration. Also see Stanford's Website.
  • Verb Finder - Verbs' Finder, in Hebrew and English, in all tenses and pronouns.
  • Hebrew Alphabet Learning Program - Learn and practice the print and script form of each Hebrew letter, as well as hear its name and practice its pronounciation with various Hebrew vowels.
  • Dictionary - This combined Lookup of Hebrew-English and English-Hebrew Dictionaries (check the ‘more results button for each option) comprises more than 300,000 terms covering a myriad of fields such as Medicine, Electronics, Zoology, Business, Computers, Religion, Technical, Idioms & Slang and much more. To get results, simply type a word in the search box.
  • Helpful, Inclusive Online Dictionary - Under the banner on the left, there are four underlined words or phrases. Clicking on the far left one will open a small window with a virtual keyboard in Hebrew. You can then click each letter of the word you are searching for. The letters will appear in the search box on the right. Once you have completed entering the word, click on the dark purple word next to the search box. It will say: Targum = Translation. A new window with the word's translation will appear.
  • Daily Hebrew Phrases - A collection of Israeli colloquial phrases is explained literally as well as idiomatically and provides an audio demonstartion and a short skit to exemplify the correct usage of each  phrase. 
  • University of Texas - Austin Hebrew Program - Activities designed "to draw students' attention to the importance of applying well-defined language learning strategies, in particular strategies for vocabulary memorization and retention."
  • Hebrew Keyboard through EGARC
  • Virtual keyboards and capability of sending e-mails in Hebrew

 


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