Learn to Write the Hebrew Script: Aleph Through the Looking Glass

Learn to Write the Hebrew Script: Aleph Through the Looking Glass

by Jonathan Orr-Stav, Jon Lotan
     
 

ISBN-10: 030011334X

ISBN-13: 9780300113341

Pub. Date: 11/10/2005

Publisher: Yale University Press


Learn to Write the Hebrew Script presents a new and innovative approach to learning the Hebrew script. Drawing on the common ancestry of European and Hebrew alphabets and the natural inclinations of the writing hand, Orr-Stav shows how the Hebrew script may be understood and acquired almost intuitively through a three-step transformation of ordinary

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Learn to Write the Hebrew Script presents a new and innovative approach to learning the Hebrew script. Drawing on the common ancestry of European and Hebrew alphabets and the natural inclinations of the writing hand, Orr-Stav shows how the Hebrew script may be understood and acquired almost intuitively through a three-step transformation of ordinary Roman-script cursive.
Thoroughly researched but written with a light touch and the empathy of someone who’s been there, Learn to Write the Hebrew Script uncovers several surprises and dispels much of the mystique of what is often an intimidating subject, making the script of the Old Testament much more accessible to millions of non-Hebrew speakers worldwide.
"What sets this book apart is its novel approach to the subject, which offers the Western reader a far more accessible and less intimidating approach to the subject."—J.P. Kang, Princeton Theological Seminary
"A completely novel approach to this knotty problem. For anyone who wants or needs to learn Hebrew, this book is a must, a valuable adjunct to any teaching aid."—Josephine Bacon, American Translators Association Chronicle
"This quirky, unexpected, and utterly charming book offers a three-step method for learning to write Hebrew script, and the author has a gift for presenting the technical and abstract clearly and disarmingly."—The Jerusalem Report

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300113341
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
11/10/2005
Series:
Yale Language Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

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