Do this first. It will teach you the consonants and vowels and a bit about syllables in an inductive fashion. You can learn the letter names below, but you don't actually need to know the letter names to learn to pronounce Hebrew from the written graphemes. Just try it and you'll understand what I mean. :)
This is an animation of the Hebrew alphabet sung by my wife Michelle. You will need Shockwave
to view this animation. If you perfer to download the animation, click here
Michelle sung the aleph-bet to the famous Hebrew folk song "Hevenu Shalom Aleichem", which roughly speaking means "we brought peace to you." There are lots of renditions of it on YouTube. Also, if you like Jewish music, I highly recommend Mordechai Ben David. You'll find lots of him on YouTube as well. Here's Shiru LaMelech (Sing to the King) on a web page that includes an English translation. You can find the lyrics in unpointed Hebrew here.
Here is an mp3 version sung by Michelle.
Here is the same version as above with an added echo - just for fun. :)
Another Aleph-Bet Page
Here's a great page with all kinds of helpful information about the Hebrew aleph-bet
. It has a page for each letter with stroke order for printing and cursive forms, audio pronounciation, historical development, etc. They also have a very nice chant of the Birkat Kohanim
(Priestly Blessing) from Numbers 6:24-26.
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