Visiting IsraelDid you know that the entire country of Israel could fit into the state of New Jersey?  What’s absolutely amazing is how much there is to see in such a small space.  Drive just a few minutes outside of Jerusalem, and you are surrounded by the hills of the Judean Desert.  Drive less than an hour up the Mediterranean coast from Tel Aviv, and you can visit the ancient Roman ruins at Caesarea.  In the North is the magnificent nature sanctuary at Agmon Hachula, and in the South are the Negev and Eilat.  Maybe you should plan to visit more than once!

Fortunately, there are many places to stay--from youth hostels (which are actually quite nice!) to guest houses at the kibbutzim to luxury hotels, you are sure to find a place that suits you.  In Learn Hebrew Pod Lesson 10A, we’ll learn an extensive vocabulary for discussing the features and availability of hotel rooms.  We’ll also begin our exploration of Hotel Room in Israelthe method used for changing nouns from singular to plural in Hebrew.

Then in Lesson 10B, we will learn the Hebrew alphabet--the alef-bet--and discuss three otiyot that are pronounced differently depending on their placement within words.  Finally, we’ll see that the system of Hebrew roots applies to nouns as well as to verbs.

Wow!  That’s a lot!  But it’s a perfect lesson to listen to on the plane to Israel.  bruchim ha-ba-im!!