Jumpstart Your Biblical Hebrew

Date: Jan 26, 2023 - Mar 30, 2023

Time: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Sponsor: Online Learning

Location: Online

Category: Online Learning

Jumpstart Your Biblical Hebrew
An Online Course with Dr. David Zev Moster
Ten Thursdays: January 26, February 2, 9, 16, 23, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
2:00-3:30 p.m. ET  

Would you like to read the Tanakh on your own without the need of a translation? In 10 live, online sessions, we 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, e.g., וַיְדַבֵּר מֹשֶׁה אֶל־בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל (vayedabber mosheh el benei yisrael / and Moses spoke to the Israelites).

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

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)

About the Instructor

Dr. David Zev Moster is an adjunct assistant professor of Bible at JTS and the director of the Institute of Biblical Culture, where he teaches Hebrew and creates YouTube videos for the general public. He is the author of Etrog: How a Chinese Fruit Became a Jewish Symbol (2018). He received his PhD from Bar-Ilan University, an MA from New York University, and a BA, MA, MS, and rabbinic ordination from Yeshiva University.

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