Thursday, November 8, 2007


Hebrew from offers courses developed by the US Government Foreign Service Institute. These courses are freely available in the public domain. The Hebrew course consists of 40 audio lessons, over 20 hours of mp3 recordings plus a 585 page pdf textbook.
Morim has resources teachers and students of the Hebrew language, including online courses and a broad index of related links.

Morfix is a search engine with a Hebrew/English dictionary. It is a service of Melingo, which provides various Hebrew/English translation services, including the Rav Milim dictionary, and Kolan Hebrew text-to-speech.

Travlang has some great translation dictionaries, but not Hebrew, however, they do have tutorial language lessons in Hebrew and Yiddish, among others.

Larry Smith's Targumatik translates text from Hebrew to English and English to Hebrew.

Ectaco sells a Hebrew<=>English portable electronic talking dictionary.

Babylon translates from English to Hebrew (and from English to other languages) when you click a word on your PC screen. They also have an online dictionary that translates from English to several languages, including Hebrew.

Foundation Stone (formerly Rosetta Stone) is a free Java program by Ben Stitz of Sydney, Australia, that can help you learn Hebrew, with comprehensive integrated language lessons.

The Hebrew department at Stanford University has lots of multimedia resources available, including the Hevenu Shalom Aleikhem Hebrew course from the Jewish Agency.

The Academy of the Hebrew Language in Jeruslaem guides the direction of modern Hebrew. The National Center for the Hebrew Language in New York is an American advocate for the Hebrew language.

The easy-Hebrew weekly newspaper, Shaar Lamatchil, is published by Yediot Achronot. They show the front page of their weekly issue, and ordering information.

Tsuguya Sasaki's World of Hebrew and Jewish Languages collects his academic research into Jewish languages.

JeMM Productions develops Jewish multimedia content on CD-ROM, and has an on-line introductory Hebrew course, called Starting with Aleph.

How to read Hebrew documents on the web
Snunit (the Israeli English Teacher's Network) at Hebrew University in Jerusalem has an extensive doc describing use of Hebrew on the Internet. Dapey Reshet also has info on viewing Hebrew on the Web. Ari Davidow has info on Hebrew Using Windows The HUJI help desk has info on Hebrew under Unix The IGLU has info on Hebrew under Linux.
Comment permettre à votre logiciel de navigation (Netscape, Internet Explorer, etc...) de reconnaître les caractères hébraïques. (Info on using Hebrew on the web, in French, from Jean-Michel Jakubowicz).

PilotYid has Jewish and Hebrew software for the 3Com Palm Pilot handheld computer.

Dvir Gassner provides a Jewish Calendar add-on for Microsoft Outlook.

Information on how to set up Hebrew fonts for the Mosaic web browser may be found at the bottom of the Hebrew U Info System FAQ help file. This FAQ describes PC's and UNIX/X.

Yair Rajwan of the Jerusalem College of Technology has written the Hebrew HowTo with information on configuring Hebrew for Linux and other UNIX systems. (Quite old but still handy.)

IGLU (the Israeli Group of Linux Users) has information on Linux in Israel and Hebrew under Linux.

Luc Devroye has an extensive set of links to Hebrew font resources.

The Culmus project provides a set of open source Hebrew fonts for the X Window System. These are the best free Hebrew fonts for Unix/Linux systems.

MyFonts is a font catalog run by Bitstream. It lists several hundred Hebrew fonts for sale, from the Israeli font company Masterfont.

Meir Sadan's Oketz has Hebrew fonts and articles on font design.

More information about the representation of Hebrew text on the Internet may be found in Internet RFC 1555 by H. Nussbacher and Y. Bourvine of Hebrew U.

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