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Useful Preparation Texts

Ivrit Min Ha-hatchala, volumes Aleph and Bet, by Shlomit Chayat, Sara Israeli, and Hilla Kobliner. Publisher: Academon, the Hebrew University Students˝ Printing and Publishing House: Jerusalem. (Note that this title is translated into English as: Hebrew from Scratch.). Ivrit Min Ha-hatchala is published in Israel. It is available from several on-line booksellers whom you can identify by doing a search under the title. It can also be ordered from West Side Judaica, 2412 Broadway, New York, NY 10024, (212–362–7846) or from Sefer Israel, 28 West 27th Street, Rm 402, New York, NY 10001, (212–725–5890).

      • A student who has completed both volumes of Ivrit Min Ha-hatchala will be more than well prepared for the Hebrew Capacity Exam. The grammar tested in the exam draws on sections of both volumes; however, the vocabulary required for the exam draws primarily from the first volume. This text is a worthwhile addition to your library, as you will refer to it throughout your Hebrew language studies at HUC-JIR.

Hayesod: Fundamentals of Hebrew, New Edition by Luba Uveeler. Publisher: Feldheim Publishing. Hayesod is more readily available in college and general bookstores or can be ordered through Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com or other on-line booksellers. Hayesod, is also useful in preparing for the exam. It is however, less useful for vocabulary than for grammar preparation.

Brandeis Modern Hebrew, Edition 1 by Vardit Ringvald, Bonit Porath, Yaron Peleg, Esther Shorr, Sara Hascal. Publisher: Brandeis University Press, 2005.

A Reference Grammar of Modern Hebrew by Edna Amir Coffin and Smuel Bolozky. Publisher: Cambridge University Press, 2005.