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Linking Northern and Central NJ, Bronx, Manhattan, Westchester and CT

Learn the words in Hebrew to figure out the joke below:

When are – כַּאֲשֶׁר

Drinking- שׁוֹתֶה

Cup of tea – כּוֹס תֵּה

Feel – חָשׁ

Stabbing – דְּקִירוֹת      

In my eyes – בָּעֵינַיִם

What  to do – מָה לַעֲשׂוֹת

Take out – תּוֹצִיא

Teaspoon – כַּפִּית

Doctor  -דּוֹקְטוֹר  

From the cup – מֵהַכּוֹס


Bazooka visited his doctor and said: “Doctor, when I’m drinking tea I feel a stabbing in my eye. What to do?” His doctor said, “Take the teaspoon out of the cup.”

Teacher’s Corner:

One of my students shared with me, “I feel uncomfortable speaking out in Hebrew when class is in session.” I asked her, ”Why do you feel that way?” She said, “Because I’m afraid of embarrassing myself.” I suggested to her that she take it one step at a time. “Each week let’s focus on making a small change in your behavior and hopefully that will lead you to a big change so you won’t feel the fear of embarrassment.” I have encouraged my student to share a short sentence with the class every day.

A few weeks into the year she started to feel very confident in speaking out without being asked, At the end of the year, when I asked each of my students, “What did you take from Hebrew class?” she answered confidently in Hebrew, “I’m comfortable sharing my thoughts and I’m not concerned about what others may say about me.”

Sometimes all we need is a small change; we can call it a daily investment towards something big.

We don’t have to make some massive, lofty action. Small changes can be just as powerful as big ones, and sometimes even more powerful. Why? Because they’re more sustainable, and they accumulate over time. Small changes, when given consistency, yield big results.

Big ones may seem awesome, and they can be, but most of the time they fall flat; they’re not sustainable to the point that they become a habit. So ask yourself: What in your life do you want to change? What small step can you take today to get there?

HEBREW TUTORING: For individual, family or group tutoring, all levels, please email [email protected]. Maya Yehezkel is a Hebrew teacher at Yeshivat Noam middle school.

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