1. LETTER OF THE WEEK: Shalom. שָׁלוֹם Pajama Day was great! Many students and teachers wore פּ
This week’s letter looks slightly different and has a different sound: פ sounds like the “f” in fall. The difference in how the two letters look is the dot in the middle. פ doesn’t have the dot. One way to help know which is which is to remember that פ rarely shows up at the beginning of the word. You can see that all our example words show פ in the middle of the word.
There’s one more version of the letter. As with a few other Hebrew letters, פ has a different form when it comes at the end of the word: ף It’s the same “f” sound; it just looks a little different. The top half is the same as פ but instead of curving around to the left, the shape of the letter goes straight down in a line.
I look פoward to having a פun time at the Purim carnival this coming Sunday. See you there!
Gayle A. Kaplan