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Getting Up to Speed Prayer

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Introduction

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

Root

Review Sounding Elements Letter review Vowel review Final letters



letters / Look-alike letters ,  and 

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



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



Double duty dot

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



Kammatz katan

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



Oh vowels

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



The  challenges

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



Definite article

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



Final letters



Look-alike

Sh’va rules Look-alike letters  and 

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The Dagesh Look-alike letters Sound-alike letters



Suffix 

Look-alike letters  and 

Family letters

// Hataf vowels Look-alike

Sound-alike

letters /

letters /

Look-alike

/ / and // Sound-alike

// Family letters

// Look-alike letters /

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Introduction  Review

Vowel Review

There are 22 letters in the Hebrew alphabet, but some of them have alternate forms. Review each of these characters by saying its name and its sound.

Practice these vowels.



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

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

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

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

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

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Practice these vowels in some easy words.



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

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

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

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

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

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Big Practice Practice these words in order by saying the name of the initial letter and then the word.



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

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

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 3

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Final Letters There are five Hebrew letters that have a different form when they are at the end of a word. This different form is called , or ending. Do you remember what each of these  says?

and Practice these words that end with a  letter. But be careful! Sometimes the  letter might have a vowel!



 

 

 

 

A. Name these Hebrew letters:

    

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.3 .4 .5

The Dagesh 

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B. The dot found inside , , and is called a dagesh. What does the dagesh do to these letters? C. The dagesh can also be found in most other Hebrew letters, but in these letters it doesn’t change the way each letter is pronounced. It changes the grammar of the word, but not really the sound. Circle the letter whose sound is changed by the dagesh.

D. Now practice some words with a dagesh.

 









  4

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



  .6





  .7


SOUND-ALIKES

Sound-Alike Letters

Practice these words and sounds that look alike, but are not alike. Be very careful.



 

        

  

  

  

LOOK-ALIKES

Non-Identical Twins

Practice these words and sounds that look alike, but are not alike. Be very careful.

 .16

 and 

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 and 

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 and 

.5

 and 

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.2

.4

.6

.8

 .9

  .17

  .10

 .18

  .11

 .19

 .12

  .20

  .13

  .23

  .21

  .14

  .24

 .22

  .15

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

The Call to Worship When it is time for Moslems to pray, the Muezzin (their prayer leader) goes to the top of a tower and calls the people to worship. All over the city people bow down in prayer. Jews gather together in synagogues for prayer. When a minyan (at least ten Jews) has assembled, the service leader starts the formal service with the . Then the congregation answers with its part. leader



Bless Adonai, the One-Who-Is Blessed. congregation

Bless Adonai, the One-Who-Is Blessed, forever and ever.

 6

Getting Up to Speed Book One  

Getting Up to Speed Book 1 uses familiar prayers and blessings to review and refresh Hebrew decoding skills.