Hebrew

Encounters in Modern Hebrew
Coffin
HB 1.003

Everyday Hebrew
Tirkel
HB 1.002

Hebrew From Scratch Part 1
Chayat, Israeli, Kobliner
HB 1.004

Hebrew From Scratch Part 2
Chayat, Israeli, Kobliner
HB 1.005

Living Hebrew
Steinberg
HB 1.001

Pimsleur: Conversational Modern Hebrew 
Lessons 1–16
HB 1.007

Olam Shalem
Edmond Y. Lipsitz
J.E.S.L. Educational Products © 1979
Program of 3 audiocassettes designed to prepare students of Hebrew to read fluently a prayerbook or any other Hebrew text; includes selected passages from the Siddur; accompanying 63-page text available.
Total time: approx. 3.5 hours
HB 1.006

The Sixteenth Lamb
HB-CD 3.001

The Best of Arik Einstein
Arik Einstein
HB-CD 3.002

Ajami
Region 1 (NTSC) DVD
Scandar Copti & Yaron Shani (2009)
Explores five different stories set in an impoverished part of Christian and Muslim Arab Tel-Aviv/Jaffa. In these cities filled with residents who often don't have enough to live on, crime is commonplace. Nevertheless, solidarity and cultural understanding leave a glimmer of hope.
In Hebrew & Arabic with optional English subtitles
2 hours

Footnote (He’arat Shulayim)
Region 1 (NTSC) DVD
Joseph Cedar (2011)
There is a rivalry between Eliezer and his son Uriel. Both are professors in the same department and the same university. Eliezer is hardly recognized, while Uriel is popular among the department and the students. An upcoming award is to be given to Eliezer, who finally gains the opportunity to be recognized, a moment which has been a long time coming. Uriel is initially happy for his father, but realizes the award brings some complications. The rivalry intensifies, straining their relationship.
In Hebrew and Portuguese with optional English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese subtitles
1 hour 46 minutes

Jellyfish
Region 1 (NTSC) DVD
Etgar Keret & Shira Geffen (2007)
Tells the story of three Israeli women in modern-day Tel-Aviv: Batya, a waitress at weddings, finds a mute child on a beach; Keren, a bride, breaks her leg a few days before the wedding; Joy, who is of Filipino descent, has trouble communicating with her employer.
In Hebrew with optional English subtitles
1 hour 18 minutes

The Secrets
Region 1 (NTSC) DVD
Avi Nesher (2006)
Two bright young women, Naomi and Michelle, find themselves repressed by orthodox Jewish society. When these two free-spirited women meet at a seminary, they begin to form a friendship and possibly something more. However, when tradition threatens to split the two apart, they take any means necessary to defy the rigid male establishment.
In Hebrew & French with on-screen English subtitles
2 hours 7 minutes

Sof Shavua B’Tel Aviv (For My Father)
Region 1 (NTSC) DVD
Dror Zahavi (2008)
After a failed suicide bomb attempt, a Palestinian terrorist bonds with his target victims. Much to his own surprise, he soon finds himself helping the community. He even becomes slightly attached to them – perhaps a case of “Lima syndrome” (a converse of Stockholm syndrome). He becomes close friends with an Israeli outcast in the community.
In Hebrew & Arabic with optional English subtitles
1 hour 36 minutes

 

501 Hebrew Verbs
Shmuel Bolozky
Barron’s Educational Series, Inc. © 1996

The Compact Up-to-Date English–Hebrew/Hebrew–English Dictionary
Shimon Zilberman
NY: Hippocrene Books, Inc. © 2001
3 copies available

Hebrew Phrasebook & Dictionary
Lonely Planet Publications Pty Ltd. © 2013
ISBN: 978-1-74179-138-9

The Oxford English–Hebrew Dictionary
Edited by N. S. Doniach & A. Kahane
Oxford Centre for Postgraduate Hebrew Studies
NY: Oxford University Press © 1996, 1998

Aleph-Bet on the Net
Online tutorials designed to reinforce spelling and vocabulary

Foundation Stone
Free 17-lesson Hebrew tutorial for English speakers, and a free Windows downloadable program to help with pronunciation and grammar

Hebrew for Me
Zigzag Inc.
Interactive Hebrew vocabulary lessons in the form of games, stories, and activities

SCOLA Web Services
World news, cultural programming, language practice: access to 160 countries & 200 languages via SCOLA Web Services.

  • World TV Online: 24/7 international broadcast programs on 8 channels, spanning European, Spanish & Portuguese, Mandarin Chinese, Asian, African, Middle East, Southeast Asia-Far East, and Eurasian countries/languages
  • International Radio in 29 languages
  • On The Street Videos: over 7,000 videos from 90 countries showing informal native speech in everyday situations
  • People & Places: over 29,000 photos from around the world 
  • Foreign Text: 200 recurring newspaper and magazine publications in 70 languages
  • Insta-Class: materials in 52 languages with quizzes and vocabulary already provided
  • Video Editor create your own video clips in the classroom

To access SCOLA Web Services from any computer on the BC network, go to:

http://www.scola.org/ipautologin.aspx

See SCOLA’s Technical Information page to make full use of these Online resources. For more information, including how to access SCOLA Web Services on your iPhone or iPad, contact:

Cynthia Bravo (cynthia.bravo@bc.edu)
Director of the Language Lab