Izzy here. I recently came across this site that converts printed Hebrew to cursive Hebrew and thought you might like it. See for yourself here!
And if you have any resources you'd like to tell the Holy Language tribe about, I'd be happy to pass them on for you too. Just hit reply and let me know.
Ingrid is following Yeshua in a Hebrew way! She's also the one who lovingly ships your Hebrew Quest DVDS to you when you order them off the website. Here's her story.
I was blessed to be born into a God-fearing family, with parents who weren't afraid to question the place they were in and were always ready to move with the Holy Spirit.
I barely remember when they felt convicted to start keeping the Shabbat and set us on the road we're on.When I was a fairly young girl, my older brother tried to teach me a bit of Biblical Hebrew during my homeschooling. It was a difficult task, since I was more likely to run around and play games then sit still and listen.
In fact, I probably would have only wanted to sit still if there was a book to read... in English. To sum it up: My introduction to Hebrew was short and unproductive.
God was at work in me and I always enjoyed our faith as a kid. It was fun. We could rest on a whole day. There were neat holidays that we kept with our congregation, and loads of the people we knew had oodles of little kids.
Gradually, the enjoyment of our faith deepened into a deep love for Messiah and for the Holy Word of God.
It would be impossible to say when it became my own faith, as it happened little by little over a period of many years, but I can point to last year as an influential year in the journey.
The year of 2014/2015 my father took a sabbatical, allowing us to go to Israel for a few months during the fall. While we were in Israel, I felt that even as God had to renew his promises with both Isaac and Jacob, I also needed to join myself to God separately from my parents.
Even though I had been growing in my faith for quite a while, it was in Israel that I really took the phrase: "God doesn't have grandchildren," into my own hands and asked to be His child.
Simultaneously, I was falling in love with the land of Israel and began to understand what it means to bless Israel (something I'm still learning!). Staying in the land also gave me the opportunity to hear the modern Hebrew language and to kindle a love for the sound of the words.
After that time in Israel, Abba arranged for me to go to Missouri for a two month Hebrew ulpan. While my brother had first planted the seeds of Hebrew in my mind and heart, it was this ulpan that truly fanned that passion into flame.
It was modern Hebrew, of course, a bit different from the Hebrew in the Bible. That's why I'm grateful for Izzy.
I'm excited to be learning from the course, as well as getting my hands dirty by helping out with the shipping side of the institute. I'm even more thrilled to be learning the language and reading the Hebrew with the love of my life.
It is a beautiful language and I encourage everyone attempting to learn it to continue on. Learning another language can be difficult and frustrating, but that first dream in Hebrew, the first time you talk in your sleep in that language... it's extremely rewarding! Even more amazing is that first verse you understand without help.
To all pushing themselves and trying to learn, "kol ha kavod."
Are you following Yeshua in a Hebrew way? If so, the Holy Language tribe would love to hear your story, and we would love to help you tell it! Here's how.
Modern Hebrew with Elihana Elia this Monday evening, watch here!
Biblical Hebrew with Rabbi Derek Leman this Thursday evening, watch here!
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