Some children have a hard time learning to write the Hebrew letters and recognizing them.

In this column we will get to know each letter separately, with signs that will make it easier to write.
The sign will be connected to the sound of the letter, so the child will be able to associate the letter to the sound it makes.

Hebrew – A Very Special Language!

Hebrew is so different from English!

  • In English we write from left to right but in Hebrew the words and letters go from right to left!
  • There are no capital letters. Not at the beginning of a sentence and not at the beginning of a name.
  • Vowels are shown by symbols instead of letters.
  • There are letters and sounds not found in the English language like the letter ח (Chet).

Hebrew is a holy language, so our rabbis learn many lessons from the shapes of the letters. In the Torah Scroll, even the vowel points and the crowns on the top of the letters contain very deep meanings.


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The Letter Aleph

The Aleph has a slanted line in the middle and a foot on the left side. On the right is another line, reaching to the upper line in our notebooks. The letters Aleph will stand between the thick two lines – inside the ‘house’. (as explained on the page “Writing in the Lines of a Hebrew Notebook”)....

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Writing in the Lines of a Hebrew Notebook

To learn to write Hebrew, the child must have a notebook with special lines for Hebrew letters. Children often get confused about which lines to write on. You need to explain that the lines are our friends. They are there to help us write. Children often write on the wrong line. It’s important to direct...

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