Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Two classes coming up

On Shabbat, April 18, I will be teaching a class for beginning readers in Toccoa, GA.  We will touch on finer reading skills, some grammatical markers, and interesting points we can learn from the text.

On the Just Reading Torah skype group, I will be teaching a basic verb class, how to understand the basics of binyanim (moods) and how to recognize tenses.  I'll let you know when it starts, but for now, you can get signed up with the group by contacting Alef2Torah on skype or Facebook.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Learn to read Hebrew resource

Anne and Stephen McLeod have devoted themselves to promoting Hebrew literacy via skype.  You can learn to read in 5 consecutive evenings, practice your reading, and memorize Hebrew scriptures.  They have many inventive ways of teaching and sometimes I help out :)
Connect with them via facebook at Alef2Torah.  New classes start Sunday, March 29.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Monday, February 2, 2015

Friday, January 9, 2015

Recommended listening

Nehemiah Gordon has taken to putting a recording of the weekly haftarah on his website each week.  He has a nice Israeli accent, good diction and is very expressive in his intonation.  You can find his reading at his website:

*****Disclaimer: I neither endorse nor un-endorse the interpretive discussions of Torah and haftarah and anything other thing which appear on his website.  

Thursday, December 18, 2014


There was an old joke when I was a kid.  You had to set it up beforehand, that at the end of the joke, the folks in the know would laugh, leaving those who didn't know wondering about what was so funny.  Kind of like Hebrew.  You have to know what it says before you can understand it.

The joke went like this: Two elephants are sitting in a bathtub.  The first says to the second, "Please pass the soap."  The second says, "No soap, radio."

No joke: I have two radio interviews coming up.  Sunday, December 21, at 7:00 pm with DeVora Clark at and Thursday, January 1, at 11:00 am with Gene and Bonnie on the Thursday Morning show at

Both places are sources for Messianic music and teaching.  Which is not to say I like =all= the music and =all= the teaching.  Caveat emptor (not Hebrew).

Have a blessed season of light.