Audio resources for Hebrew

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Someone on the How-to-Learn-Any-Language Forum asked about Hebrew audio books. This is my response, which I’m posting here as well because the how-to-learn-any-language forum restricts posts after a certain time period.

Fortunately, there is quite a wealth of material audiobook-wise for Hebrew. You can buy audio books at Sonic Books

I also used the New Testament in Hebrew as it’s been translated into modern Hebrew and the audio and text is available freely online. Just search Itunes podcasts for ‘Bible’ — 
New Testament in Itunes 

There are lots of copies of the Torah as well with audio but that is Biblical Hebrew and slightly different. One thing nice about the New Testament is it’s word-for-word but it’s dramatised so even without any Hebrew knowledge you can guess what’s happening in the story by who’s speaking. 

Librivox also has 21 things read in Hebrew. Some of the books recorded there are 
Biblical, others are in more modern Hebrew. 

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Hebrew Anki deck

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Using the new Anki sharing interface (with the new Anki 2) I’ve uploaded my Hebrew deck.

The sentences and words in this deck have been gleaned from a very wide variety of sources, with a large percentage from pop songs. There are only 1686 cards at the moment, a lot of them (but not all) with audio.

I’m sure with any collection of sentences this big there are also some mistakes. If you do find any more mistakes I’d be grateful if you’d let me know.

I’ll continue to edit, delete the sentences that are here as well as add many more sentences (and audio).

 

Hebrew slang collection

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There are many lists of Hebrew slang on the web — some short, some long. Here I want to make an exhaustive collection of Hebrew slang  — so I’ve added a Slang page. If you know some slang that is not on the list please comment (either here or on the slang page) and I’ll add them to it. The same goes if you know of any good lists of slang on the web.

Torah reading

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I just found a cool site — the weekly Torah readings. The English and Hebrew are side by side, so that one can easily read the Hebrew and check the meaning with the English.

Even though I’m not focusing on ancient Hebrew, I want to try reading the weekly Torah reading regularly. It was fun to read some today and being able to understand a decent amount of the text.