Several passages read in fluent Hebrew - as promised.

in #dsound4 years ago (edited)

I had promised a surprise native Israeli reader on my most recent shabbat blog. Here he is reading part of Genesis in the second chapter.

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Listen on DSound.Audio

Read by Asaf Bereby

Super thanks to @asafb2k for taking the time to send a recording of b'resheet in the mid section of the second chapter, read fluently by Asaf Bereby who lives in the land of milk and honey. Verse numbers are slightly different in the Hebrew bible, which is why I said midsection. (Asaf had given me permission to post using his reading and I have been waiting to do this post for a very long time.

Now that you have heard the bible read fluently, you will agree that the slow and short sets of words that I read are just that, slow and short. You should find yourself associating sounds with the letter imagery, then noting the niqqud (vowels) and their location. Pause and repeat when I post a short reading. (difficult to do with today's passage- but try if you feel up to it!)

The Contest

Anyone who has already learned the language, please don't reply. I would like a student to find the answer. If you know the answer immediately, just type the words "Restraining myself!" you will be rewarded via vote(s) for not ruining the learning opportunity for my student followers

Here is the contest:


Asaf read all the words as he sees them. He is used to reading Hebrew without the niqqud (without the vowel markings).

Here is a note from him shortly before he made this recording

שבת שלום, צור איתי קשר במייל על מנת שאוכל לשלוח לך את ההקלטה שלי קורא בעברית. כמו שדיברנו בפוסט הקודם שלך.
you see he does not use vowel points, but the Tanakh does have them

As he read in Genesis (b'resheet), I heard him say a word several times. The word was missing a vowel, but Asaf clearly said the vowel. I am pretty sure he used the correct pronunciation of that word. Your job? Find the word. Spell the word in the comments. Then show me the letter and include the vowel that was missing.


Identify the missing vowel. You must spell the word that was missing a vowel. Then either write the letter with the vowel in place or capture it from another word. Snap a picture if you wrote it, or take a screen shot if you found the same letter that has the correct vowel. Post it to the comments.

First one to comment correctly wins!

Example: The word was bet resh alef and the letter was bet' beyt.jpg

The winner gets 20 sbd

Others may be rewarded for valiant efforts.

Best of luck talmidim.

*Get your Hebrew Bible and join in! Click here to obtain the book we are using.



I need to learn this language in order i need to read the bible in the hebrew language that is my wish Sir but i think i need to start learning From A B C maybe thats hard for me


The cholam is missing from your text ... but I hear it spoken....
This is an excellent Challenge.

If you were the first, you win! I will need to confirm that via steemd.

I have read every comment. You win!

You were not only the first, but the only one who got it as of 2 hours into shabbat.



Congratulations to @offgridlife. That was fast .


Congrats. Not easy.

Thank you very much. Your lessons must be working. This little Italian Ojibwe from Canada is learning Hebrew.

I was very nervous about posting these sacred letters as some people would copy and paste without knowing the significance of this very sacred name.

I feel the same way. Since I wrote that you won, I have not been able to get back on line. My computer (which runs for 8 months at a time without breaking a sweat) needed a restart and only half the programs run now. I have got back ups of my passwords but typing in posting and active keys is not fun. I can't pull up a text editor.

Well, I am limping here, but I will check the whole list. I don't work on Shabbat but I was able to get my computer half up and running just before sunset. Craziness.

I am trying to read the text and listen to the audio at the same time from my phone as I ride the train to a Construction job site. Who would ever have imagined learning Hebrew this way. Only on Steemit.

The sound "O"..... Vowel: cholam is missing from the letter Heh in the text you posted.

Maybe there are other words like this .... I will keep looking.

Thanks. I had to listen many time through and compare with each letter of the text. A difficult challenge but made for a very enjoyable afternoon on the train.

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post are Very develope.
please I hope you give me a one upvote again....
Thank you....@rajeeb


finally :). if you need somthing else just ask i will be happy to help.

BTW- you should check my moms blog. i think you will find the content there very interesting:

I got busy today and when I got back I found a large mountain of comments. I am hoping to find that one of my students guessed the word. I can't say more right now. Thank you for the link.

Great work .. thanks for sharing this.

something everyone should try to find out thanks for sharing this new challenge

tnx for upvote

You are just awesome!
תודה רבה לך על הפוסטים המעניינים הללו, אפילו בתור מישהו שכבר דובר עברית

Yes - This is so good to see on Steemit every Shabbat.

The most worthwhile thing on the Internet if you ask me. I have wanted to learn Hebrew for 50 years.

@hebrew wow great article thank sir good post

Thanks For Upvoted And Resteemted

I appreciate your work @steem2000

This is called comment spam, you will be flagged for this.

but u can sometime earn 20$too

No, you don't earn money by posting your links in comment section.
You will have to make a valuable comment that encourages discussion or adds value to the post you are commenting on.

Will keep that in mind... Thankya

Great job! Sir @hebrew, this is a real challenge to your students and followers, i hope everyone will learn the hebrews language step by step. God bless!

Yes you're right he always share a great learning language

I appreciate your comments @gracey

good one i like the song you sing it's sounds so good and relaxing i really like it alot ... it's been great to hear you thank to you @hebrew

who most enjoy the pronunciation. get to know some sounds. this is fantastic. @hebrew

You made a good call here sir! But unfortunately, I can't interpret the word....
Tnx for putting out this contest and congratulations to whoever wins.

Thanks for Resteemted it

Keep up your great work @elfrances185

Are you owner of this post? @myeasin
Why you are replied in all comment.
Don't try to spam.

every day we find new things @walid321

Wonderful lesson!!@hebrew.always wait for your new post happy to see you .@resteem your post sir.

Yes ! We are all waiting her post because that is learning point of Hebrew language

I appreciate your comments @lindalorence

You made a good call here sir! But unfortunately, I can't interpret the word....
Tnx for putting out this contest and congratulations to whoever wins.

If you don't understood it you can use a translator

Thank you @diamondrich


Awesome.... this the 1st time I hear YHVH spoken instead of Adonai.

It surprised me as well. The oral "law" says not to pronounce the name as it is written. He just read along and pronounced what he saw. What more proof do you need that it's not Yahohuho. I found it with all the vowels in scrolls so there was no question in my mind. This is his name and it is prophesied that we will know it.

The Oral Law may say that but God (yhvh) Himself says this : “So shall you say to the children of Israel, 'YHVH (ee-Hovah) - God of your forefathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you.' This is My Name forever, and this is how I should be mentioned in every generation.”

Shemot (Exodus) 3:15

I just read that in Hebrew, it is the Father's name written the same as it is in the Gen 2 passage that Asaf read. The same as the one you completed above with the Cholam above Hey.

Yes.... Chabad Uses the cholam above the letter Heh..... יְהֹוָ֞ה

I am sure the very oldest forms of the Name do not include the Vowels since it was written after a very very long Oral Tradition.

Found this....

apart from winning, it is outstanding, since for me it has not been easy

Yes it's not easy but also a good learning point @ganadolares

What a Great Sound I like It @hebrew

I appreciate your post.

Thank you @hebrew

If you know the answer immediately, just type the words "Restraining myself!" you will be rewarded via vote(s) for not ruining the learning opportunity for my student followers

You care your followers & students very well. A Good Teacher.

Is this correct! It might be a great contest! No matter win or loss, this is my participation!
שלום שלום, צור איתי קשר בדואר אלקטרוני כדי שאוכל לשלוח לך את ההקלטה שלי בעברית. כפי שדיברנו בהודעה הקודמת שלך

'Shabbat Shalom, contact me by e-mail so I can send you my recording reading in Hebrew. As we discussed in your previous post'


@theguruasia - that is wrong. Great translation of Asaf's note to me, but the answer was in the text Asaf read Yehovah was missing the "o".

"Restraining myself!" Super interesting. It reminds me of those days in the seminary where we suffered to master the original language of the Sacred Scriptures. great contribution you are making to the community. Congratulations.

The winner was announced. @offgridlife won and I put his comment near the top of the comments section. Great to have you here!

Sir @hebrew i am very happy with you because you are generous person in sharing and never vote
I want you to present in my post, can you help me and what I should do for you to be present in my post.
My account @ajibsingh

yeah sir..that's great to share..
basically it's a opportunity to go long through....
great contest
people will inspire about hebrew language.
thank's to share your dsound music

keep it up

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very very geat and detailed explanation of ancient hebrew language and dsound clip.
Its a great tutorial once again and I am learning from day to day basis...and I am sure after some period of time I will be able to clear any test on these languages..
keep on posting such article and these are all valuable.
Upvoted and resteemed

Great initiative @hebrew, good work for your students. I always like your way of teaching. Lol.

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Thank you sir for helping.... Thank you thank you.... Lots of good pray for you

this post is great i like your writing
for the result of love i vote 100% and resteemed your post

Here is my completely ignorant uneducated guess. I just think that your post is so cool. Who knew that you could learn Hebrew on Steemit. This is completely awesome. The missing vowel is the “I” in river.


Hilarious!. No, this word is still pronounced v'nahar. Thanks

I am new here and love Hebrew! I have been reading the bible for only about 5 years now and find myself more and more into Hebrew...I am excited to see more from you....anything and all things Hebrew I like! Thank you!

Thank you so much. I believe this is the Holy Language where He has encoded many wonders. Good to have you here.

I have been looking for others to follow concerning the Torah and the rest of the Bible...this is awesome. My intro and pics should be up soon once I learn how to do it on steemit, lol still learning. Looking for anything about the Bible and Hebrew language! Shalom!!!

i am waiting for your new post.

Great post tnx for sharing steemit all the way check out my new post upvote resteem comment @gclipse

the great lessen for hebrew language. good post

Perfect one and great contest also and as of now so many poeple here have learned from your tutorial.

Keep it up sir.

Thank you and Have a great day.

this post is jast awsome. you are the great.


Even if we don't agree on everything, I think it's a good thing you are doing. Lashon hakodesh is returning...!

I'm not writing this to be argumentative, but to make a friendly, small correction. You mentioned that the TaNaKh has nikkudot, but this is only so in some text books, used for learning. A Torah scroll used in services has no nikkudot or cantillation marks.

Perhaps I misunderstood you though, and you were specifically referring to the copy that you are using here?

Shalom :)

We need not agree, but we should love on another. I am a fellow learner who didn't grow up in the culture and language. i agree with what you said (not all have the niqqudot). There are thousands of scrolls that were found in Russia and other countries when the country gained more freedom / government changed.

Some have never been opened. They were moved, cataloged and stored. The number of requests to see each scroll is recorded. Many are now able to be viewed on line including about 1% of what is there. I may do a post on these items.

With that hope and goal, I agree entirely :)

I'd be interested to see the Torah scrolls that you are referring to. Though I have heard of the lost (some now found) troves from the USSR, what you are suggesting about the nikkudot, is new to me. You make me wonder about their story and function.

I'll look for your post!

Can you help me to be present in d sound @hebrew

Hello @hebrew,

Extraordinary good DSound clip & excellent contest of the Hebrew language based question. Incredible job done.


since i joined steemit in October 14, 2017 i have never witnessed any biblical post as great as this.

We love you @habrew and your partners


What a great article sir @hebrew

Very nice post and an interesting contest, congratulations.To find the correct result, I'll do research .in the evening I'm going to find the correct result.Resteem Sir,more people should attend the competition because maybe they'll learn something.Thanks

קודם כל, תודה על עבודה שלך!!

יש לי התשובה, והאמת שזה משהו קשה להבין.
הוא קורא עם חיריק תחת קמץ
שבת שלום!!!

מה קרה בסוף @hebrew
!!הרבה אנשים, אבל אף אחד אומר משהו על התשובה

i am first comment for your post sir @hebrew ,,, i am hopefully you choice my comment.
i think this is the best way.Its a little difficult for me but we will be learn easily.I don't know how you master yourself in Hebrew Language but one thing is for sure that you Really deserve a huge round of Applause.I hope your letters look similar or even better.

followed + upvoted + resteemed

gen 8 - 12.jpg

Question: Are the "et" s ( Aleph Tav) spoken ? I can not hear them ??? I will listen again with headphones .....

I am new here, are there more Christian or bible users that you know of or follow?

I am... but I am more interested in learning Hebrew from indigenous Hebrew speakers. I want to learn how Moses and King David and Jacob and Jesus spoke in their Native Israeli Hebrew Jewish tongue.

That would be awesome. Ill be keeping an eye out for similar topics.

I have tried to learn Hebrew many times so that I could understand certain portions of the Torah, Talmud, Zohar, Bahir, Sefer Yetzirah, the Dead Sea scrolls that piqued my interest but I coul never understand the vowels .... I am fascinated with the Hebrew Aleph Bet

That's awesome I haven't got that far yet I had an interesting conversion experience roughly 5 years ago. I've been wanting to take Hebrew classes but circumstances just haven't allowed that yet. Are there Christian tags or Christian groups on steemit that you know of or any bible/Torah readers?

Yes they are. He speaks fast - I know what it's like to learn, so I slow it down and show the motions as your eyes should find letter, vowel, letter etc.

I will listen again this evening ... would be great to have the full text of Genesis 1 (B,resheet) read at various speeds and posted to DSound

Quite a surprise it was for your readers thanks for sharing such post it was interesting !

It's nice contest, great work dear hebrew

interesting post in the learning series this is like a test thanks for sharing it

Loved the post and the voice of yours is great and the song is very warming though it was in different language!! thanks for this post..../////////

i still need to learn some more of this language but thanks for sharing it bro

Excellent. Listening now. It is more difficult at this speed.

wow excellent new lesson, i am slowly learning hebrew and i enjoy learning my friend @hebrew
i will's a good lesson for all the people..that's why they can learn diffrent type of letter day by day...
Hope next we will see another lesson soon..

Hmmm .... I listened 3 times and thought I could hear each vowel. I will listen again

Did you know that Man was created by Elohim in Gen 1:27 and Adam was Formed (Yetzirah) by YHVH in Gen 2:7 ....

And YHVH Elohim (Lord God) formed (Yetzirah) man of dust from the ground, and He breathed into his nostrils the soul of life, and man became a living soul....

I did not know this. I went back and read Gen 1:27 and 2:7 and was amazed to see this. Was mankind created on the 6th day and Adam formed on the 8th day ?

Great post sir @hebrew! New contest for learning :)

Shabbat Shalom. This was great to listen to. I hope there are more of these to listen and compare to the slower readings. It sure helps.

Hello friend, Genesis is the principle of the creation, is a one of 5 books that Moises wrote, in the law of theeth for theeth and eye for eye called pentateuco. beautiful study bible.

it is very good to know thanks for sharing this post dear @hebrew

This is nice post by you for the hebrew language

Excellent post lets try to decode this message thanks for sharing it

seems a bit hard to crack this one but thanks for sharing us this post i will look forward to it

Good contest, great chance for language expert.

very nice job, music very funny :-):-)

yes maybe you are a teacher who is doing your work. the best teacher for your students.

Wonderful and thanks for the luck lets see who wins this first :)

Shabbat Shalom. Excellent Post ... Thank you very much. This is more difficult but I can definitely catch several words thanks to your lessons. I was especially happy to hear the name sounding like YeHoVaH

Thanks - great article. It's important that we remember to see the divine in the everyday. b'resheet is a constant reminder of this, as is the daily shema. I also found it in a wonderful poem by the english poet, Kate Tempest - it's well worth the listen:

Very good post friends
How I should be like you

Great to learn hebrew language from you.hebrew language is really famous and unique all over the world so i love to learn this language.and really appreciated @asafb2k work.thank you both of you for teaching us.i would like to participate but its little hard for me because I just started but in future i will do my best sir.😊

love to read your post

resteem done


What a terrific contest man.
Thanks for share.

@hebrew, Absolutely brilliant post indeed.
I decided to resteem this post.
Just upvoted.

You are doing a great job of teaching Hebrew..Being Christians here in India I hear about Hebrew since my childhood..Good to see one from that expertise..Now it is the time to look for your previous posts..Thank you!

Every Christian should learn to read and speak Hebrew and read the Torah as Jesus (Yeshua) did.

I am fascinated that St Thomas travelled to India around 50 AD to begin the Church in Kerala. The founder of the Nasrani church in India

Yes..I'm from kerala..I have even visited the place in Chennai where St.thomas believed to have been martyred.

Are you a Nasrani Christian ? What do you think of the gospel of Thomas ?

Christians here are divided into many groups.. Im not the one from nasrani.
I still am not able to digest how St.thomas managed to reach India in that period.From Israel to India and again travel all over south India bare footed!
I have read from Bible that St Thomas was only disciple who didn't believe at first the resurrection of Jesus Christ..Now I am following the same path of him,Being rational!

In the end he is one of the few apostles that recognizes that Jesus is God”;

Shabbat Shalom.

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה ה' אֱ-לֹהֵינוּ, מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם...‬

Barukh ata Adonai Eloheinu, melekh ha`olam...

"Blessed are You, LORD our God, King of the universe..."

I have missed your post in my timeline but I do enter your profile from time to time to see if i missed anything nice so I got to it today 😁
I'm happy to see you got the help of one of our lovely Israel community, he also has a pleasant voice and I enjoyed hearing him.

When reading the Tora at Shabbat, the reader would not say Jehova as this is the name that according to Jewish tradition shouldn't be spoken, the world would be Elohim.

Would you like search for a reading of that with Teamim? (טעמים) the religious "music" in which this text is read in synagogues at שבת?

Wouldn't they use Adonai ? I usually hear Adonai Elohim.... lord God in place of YHVH Elohim

Yes! Knowledgeable of you!

The way I understand it - the sons of Israel didn't know at that time what is the name of the god - so he told Moses to tell them the name, and he says that this is his name forever, but he doesn't say that this name should actually be used regularly - it is being used actually only at the temple, in Yom Kippur, and when the grand priest uses the full name, everyone listening have to bow so that their face touches the floor.

I know it is part of a Tradition to never speak this Name... but doesn't God say this is the Name he is to be Mentioned at all times in Shemot 3:15 ? טו.וַיֹּ֩אמֶר֩ ע֨וֹד אֱלֹהִ֜ים אֶל־משֶׁ֗ה כֹּ֣ה תֹאמַר֘ אֶל־בְּנֵ֣י יִשְׂרָאֵל֒ יְהֹוָ֞ה אֱלֹהֵ֣י אֲבֹֽתֵיכֶ֗ם אֱלֹהֵ֨י אַבְרָהָ֜ם אֱלֹהֵ֥י יִצְחָ֛ק וֵֽאלֹהֵ֥י יַֽעֲקֹ֖ב שְׁלָחַ֣נִי אֲלֵיכֶ֑ם זֶה־שְּׁמִ֣י לְעֹלָ֔ם וְזֶ֥ה זִכְרִ֖י לְדֹ֥ר דֹּֽר:

Exodus 3:15. " And God said further to Moses, "So shall you say to the children of Israel, 'The Lord God of your forefathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you.' This is My NAME forever, and this is HOW I SHOULD BE MENTIONED in every generation. טו.וַיֹּ֩אמֶר֩ ע֨וֹד אֱלֹהִ֜ים אֶל־משֶׁ֗ה כֹּ֣ה תֹאמַר֘ אֶל־בְּנֵ֣י יִשְׂרָאֵל֒ יְהֹוָ֞ה אֱלֹהֵ֣י אֲבֹֽתֵיכֶ֗ם אֱלֹהֵ֨י אַבְרָהָ֜ם אֱלֹהֵ֥י יִצְחָ֛ק וֵֽאלֹהֵ֥י יַֽעֲקֹ֖ב שְׁלָחַ֣נִי אֲלֵיכֶ֑ם זֶה־שְּׁמִ֣י לְעֹלָ֔ם וְזֶ֥ה זִכְרִ֖י לְדֹ֥ר דֹּֽר:

Just saw that comment too -translating is interprating too and the translator have chosen to explain it in a certain way.
In the Talmud - they face this question and say that the full name will be used, but in the future, when the Messiah comes - the real and full name will be used.

למעשה זה נהדר לחשוב על שפה זו ....
אני כל כך שמח להיות חלק איתך.
הטוב ביותר של מזל לתחרות .. שיעור יומי שעדכנת את זה היה נהדר ....

אני אוהב את זה בשביל ללמוד ...
תודה רבה לך לשתף.
אנשים יעוררו השראה בדרך

תמשיך עם זה


yes you are you had done amazing work by teaching us the ancient language hebrew i feel glad to learn another amazing language. i hope you will get more new things on it in future @hebrew

The 1st time the Word yhvh appears in the Bible ....

Genesis 2:4

These are the generations of the heavens and the earth when they were created, on the day that the Lord (yhvh) God made earth and heaven.


who most enjoy the pronunciation. get to know some sounds. this is fantastic


@ hebrew..You made a good call here sir! But unfortunately, I can't interpret the word....
Tnx for putting out this contest and congratulations to whoever wins.Great lesson and important language."Genesis " and they are presented is valuable. Great Work sir.
Thanks @hebrew
Have a great day

Your posts are always amazing.....You're a loving person....Thnx for sharing with us your post....God bless you......

good post @hebrew