Chashuv means important. A while back you wrote that you have never heard an aleph-bet song. I'vew been hunting for a [free] electronic version, and have yet to find, but there are two "classics" that I know of, and the alephbet song I prefer happens to be from Rechov Sumsum's crossover shows with Sesame Street, named "Shalom Sesame". They did a show-you can buy it on vhs [maybe dvd] called "Shalom Sesame 9: Aleph-Bet Telethon - Discovering the Hebrew Letters-the song is definitely in there--if I remember correctly, some muppets sing it with Yitzchak Perlman. I enjoy the blog-Todah Rabah. -Tovit
Yep an aleph-bet song would be great. I know the alphabet but can never remember in which order the letters come after "hay" -is it vav then yud or yud then vav. I have this same problem with English and, sadly, have to run through the english alphabet song when turning to the dictionary on a regular basis! With a doctorate degree ya wouldn't think...
Tovitim: Thanks for the referral to Shalom Sesame. I'll try to find the video with the Aleph Bet song.BC: I don't know what's clever about not being able to read a language one's been living with for 17 1/2 years! I have a lot of trouble distinguishing some of the letters; others are easy.Katie-Yael: My letter-counting stops at "hay." When it comes to taf/tet I'm right 50% of the time. I live like Mr. Magoo, with an occasional Waldo.
I lived in Israel for almost 30 years and my Hebrew alphabet skills dwindled out after "yud". Made looking things up in the telephone book agony - but I managed pretty well with everything else and miss it (being there, that is) terribly! Enjoying your blog Savta D.
I read, write and speak Hebrew fluently and still cannot recite the alphabet. Thank G-d for Bezek directory assistance online!
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