On Wednesday, I had one my bi-weekly check-ins with the school twinning coordinator at our twin school, Navon. I told her it was cold here, and she said it was also cold in Rehovot – cold meaning in the 50s.
Our letter of the week is tet ט , one of the two letters in modern Hebrew for the “t” sound. (The other “t” letter is tav ת , which students will cover next week.)
Similar to what we learned last week, if students ask why there are two very different looking letters with the same sound, the answer is the same as last week: in ancient times, these two letters had different sounds.
When Israelis write an English word in Hebrew, they usually use ט for the “t” sound. For example, telephone is טלפון (telefon). Television is טלויזיה (telev’ziah).
שבת שלוםShabbat Shalom
Gayle A. Kaplan