Just minutes ago, I was in my first Hebrew class ever. It was so awesome!! We learned how Hebrew not only consistently follows its rules, but is also mathematically sound and completely logical. Every consonant has a vowel associated with it (except for the last letter) and they are simply found under the consonant. There are no exceptions. It made me think about the name of God and how I was told the pronunciation was lost--because we didn't know the vowels (because they would take them out to reverence the name). That totally makes sense now! Also, words add an 'a' at the end for feminine (just like like Spanish) and 'im' for the plural. Hence 'chaver' is friend, and 'chaverim' is friends (and 'shalom' is the word for both hello and goodbye--and when someone says it to you, the proper response is just to repeat the word--so easy!). Although, we haven't really started with the Hebrew characters yet, so we'll see if I continue to think things are as easy as they seem now. Regardless, I am so loving it here--everything is so interesting!!
Below are pictures of me on the walls of Jerusalem. That's right--The walls of the Eternal City of Peace. I still can't believe I'm here!! Looooooooooooooooooove it!
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