Not content to remain illiterate in my own classroom, I went out last week and got a Hebrew primer for adults. I learned my first consonants and vowels—bet, kamatz, reish, shuruk, chaf, and sin–and penciled in the review exercises in my book. The next day, standing in the hallway at school, I searched the many Hebrew posters and signs that hang on the walls, looking for a word I understood.
I found one. Baruch, (בָּרוּך), or “blessed,” the first word of most Jewish liturgical blessings. It wasn’t much, but it was a beginning, and a reaffirmation of the value of education, the power of study, and the joy of understanding one another.
Read the post in it's entirety here. And next time you see Mr. Brame in the hallway, test him on his latest Hebrew word.