Author: Vardit Ringvald, Genre: Foreign Language Study, Total Page: 388, Publisher: Brandeis Univ, ISBN: 1611684471

The long-awaited sequel to the classic Hebrew language textbook, this book is intended for intermediate and advanced students

Author: Vardit Ringvald, Genre: Hebrew language, Total Page: 608, Publisher: , ISBN: 161168918X

An accessible introduction to the Hebrew language

Author: Vardit Ringvald, Genre: Foreign Language Study, Total Page: 620, Publisher: Brandeis Univ, ISBN: STANFORD:36105114130474

Written by the core faculty of the Hebrew Program at Brandeis University, Brandeis Modern Hebrew is an accessible introduction to the Hebrew language for American undergraduates and high school students. Its functional and contextual elements are designed to bring students from the beginner level to the intermediate level, and to familiarize them with those linguistic aspects that will prepare them to function in advanced stages. This volume reflects some of the main principles that have shaped the Brandeis Hebrew curriculum during the past decade. These include: • an emphasis on the learner’s ability to use the target language in all four skills areas: speaking, listening, reading, and writing • an effort to contextualize each unit within a specific subject or theme • exposing the student to authentic and semi-authentic materials (texts written by native speakers) • exploring different elements from Israeli and Jewish culture in the language drills, reading passages, and in selections of sources from the Hebrew literary canon The text in this edition comprises a short introduction to the instructor, 11 units, supplementary Hebrew proficiency guidelines, and a vocabulary list. Included is a CD that contains audio material for some of the exercises and an enrichment program linked to the text.

Author: Norman Berdichevsky, Genre: Literary Criticism, Total Page: 240, Publisher: McFarland, ISBN: 9781476626291

Ben-Yehuda’s vision of a modern Hebrew eventually came to animate a large part of the Jewish world, and gave new confidence and pride to Jewish youth during the most difficult period of modern history, infusing Zionism with a dynamic cultural content. This book examines the many changes that occurred in the transition to Modern Hebrew, acquainting new students of the language with its role as a model for other national revivals, and explaining how it overcame many obstacles to become a spoken vernacular. The author deals primarily with the social and political use of the language and does not cover literature. Also discussed are the dilemmas facing the language arising from the fact that Israelis and Jews in the Diaspora “don’t speak the same language,” while Israeli Arabs and Jews often do.

Author: Esther Raizen, Genre: Foreign Language Study, Total Page: 198, Publisher: University of Texas Press, ISBN: 9781477315163

Modern Hebrew for Intermediate Students—which is now revised and updated—and Modern Hebrew for Beginners are the core of a multimedia program for the college-level Hebrew classroom developed at the University of Texas at Austin in the early 2000s. Within an intensive framework of instruction that assumes six weekly hours in the classroom, the program provides for two semesters of instruction, at the end of which most successful students will reach the intermediate-mid or intermediate-high levels of proficiency in speaking and reading, and some will reach advanced-low proficiency, as defined by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). In addition to a variety of written exercises, the workbook includes vocabulary lists, reading selections, discussions of cultural topics, illustrations of grammar points, notes on registers, suggestions for class and individual activities, and glossaries. The workbook is complemented by a website ( that provides short video segments originally scripted and filmed in Israel and the United States, vocabulary flashcards with sound, interactive exercises on topics included in the workbook, sound files parallel to the reading selections in the workbook, and additional materials that enhance the learning experience. The stability of the workbook, combined with the dynamic nature of the website and the internet searches the students are directed to conduct, allows language instructors to reshape the curriculum and adapt it to the needs of their students and the goals of their programs.

Author: Fern Margolis, Genre: Foreign Language Study, Total Page: 182, Publisher: Dr. Fern Margolis, ISBN: 9780759672468

JC and Me is a personal journey that spans 33 years. Mark writes about Christianity as a relationship, rather than a list of dos and don'ts. As he details many of the concepts of Christian ministry, he continuously reminds the reader about the relationship with Jesus. At the end of each chapter, Mark adds experiences from his personal life that express what the chapter is all about. This book challenges the reader to rethink what he/she believes. Dare I say that it encourages the reader to explore Christianity from outside of the box? After centuries of doctrine and dogma, JC and Me presents Christianity as a relationship, a journey. Begin your own journey!

Author: Anne Lapidus Lerner, Genre: Religion, Total Page: 264, Publisher: Brandeis Univ, ISBN: UOM:39015070762532

A fascinating analysis of the story of Eve, using modern poetry in conversation with biblical texts and rabbinic rewritings to reveal new layers of meaning

Author: Yona Gilead, Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines, Total Page: 261, Publisher: BRILL, ISBN: 9789004346413

In Dynamics of Teaching and Learning Modern Hebrew, Yona Gilead’s original research into classroom interactions, offers a thick description of a successful beginner-level Modern Hebrew program at an Australian university, thus offering a model for renewed interest in Hebrew L2 research.

Author: Ilana Szobel, Genre: Social Science, Total Page: 298, Publisher: State University of New York Press, ISBN: 9781438484570

Examines representations of sexual violence in modern Hebrew literature, focusing on the ways in which sexual aggression relates to Zionism, gender, ethnicity, and disability. Flesh of My Flesh looks at one of the most silenced and repressed aspects of Israeli culture by examining the trope of sexual violence in modern Hebrew literature. Ilana Szobel explores how sexual violence participates in, encourages, or resists concurrent ideologies in Jewish and Israeli culture, and situates the rhetoric of sexual aggression within the contexts of gender, ethnicity, disability, and national identity. Focusing on writings of incest survivors, Sepharadi authors, wounded soldiers, and Hebrew authors such as Shoshana Shababo, Gershon Shofman, Hayim Nahman Bialik, Yoram Kaniuk, Amalia Kahana-Carmon, and Tsvia Litevsky, Szobel unveils the various roles of sexual violence in destabilizing hegemonic notions or reinforcing norms and modes of conduct. Thus, while the book looks at poetic and social possibilities of action in relation to sexual violence, it also exposes the Gordian knot of sexualized gender-based violence and the interests of patriarchy, heteronormativity, nationalism, racism, and ableism. Ilana Szobel is Associate Professor of Modern Hebrew Literature on the Joseph H. and Belle R. Braun Chair in the Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies and core faculty in the Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Brandeis University. She is the author of A Poetics of Trauma: The Work of Dahlia Ravikovitch.

Author: Sylvia Barack Fishman, Genre: Social Science, Total Page: 359, Publisher: Brandeis University Press, ISBN: 9781611688610

The concepts of gender, love, and family - as well as the personal choices regarding gender-role construction, sexual and romantic liaisons, and family formation - have become more fluid under a society-wide softening of boundaries, hierarchies, and protocols. Sylvia Barack Fishman gathers the work of social historians and legal scholars who study transformations in the intimate realms of partnering and family construction among Jews. Following a substantive introduction, the volume casts a broad net. Chapters explore the current situation in both the United States and Israel, attending to what once were considered unconventional household arrangements - including extended singlehood, cohabitating couples, single Jewish mothers, and GLBTQ families - along with the legal ramifications and religious backlash. Together, these essays demonstrate how changes in the understanding of male and female roles and expectations over the past few decades have contributed to a social revolution with profound - and paradoxical - effects on partnering, marriage, and family formation. This diverse anthology - with chapters focusing on demography, ethnography, and legal texts - will interest scholars and students in Jewish studies, women's and gender studies, Israel studies, and American Jewish history, sociology, and culture.