Jumpstart Your Biblical Hebrew

Date: Apr 27, 2022

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Sponsor: Online Learning

Location: Online

Category: Online Learning

An Online Course with Dr. David Zev Moster

Ten Wednesdays April 27; May 4, 11, 18, 25; June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
1:00-2:15 p.m. ET  

Would you like to read the Tanakh on your own without the need of a translation? In ten live online sessions Dr. David Zev Moster will cover the “big ideas” in biblical Hebrew to help you get started and dive into the fundamentals of grammar, such as nouns, verbs, prefixes, and suffixes. The class will also introduce you to a variety of resources, including Accordance Bible software* and Dr. Moster’s Tanakh Cards, which can support your study. Each session will consist of an instructor-led lesson followed by group workshopping of passages. Readings will be chosen from Proverbs, Psalms, the Megillot, and the weekly Torah portion. You will also be encouraged to complete a short assignment outside of class.

Basic knowledge of Hebrew is required, meaning the ability to read words aloud and translate some of the most common words and phrases, for example, וַיְדַבֵּר מֹשֶׁה אֶל־בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל (“vayedabber mosheh el benei yisrael” / “and Moses spoke to the Israelites”).

If you’re not sure if this course is right for you or you’d like further information, please contact lyfeinman@jtsa.edu.

Cost: $350 (limited financial assistance available)

Recordings will be available for those unable to attend a session. 

Dr. David Zev Moster is an adjunct assistant professor at JTS and the director of the Institute of Biblical Culture. 

*A coupon will be provided for the purchase of Accordance Software at the discounted price of $70.