Biblical Hebrew & Jewish Thought

Rabbi Tzahi Shapira, Instructor
Course Code: Heb-101

A. Course Description
This Biblical Hebrew & Jewish Thought Level I course deals with the foundation of the Hebrew language and various biblical texts. In this course, the students will be exposed to basic Hebrew grammar, vocabulary, and various Hebraic terms as related to the Hebrew bible. Join Rabbi Shapira to learn how to read, study, and learn the Bible while learning the Hebrew Holy Tongue!

B. Course Objectives
Upon satisfactory completion of this course, participants will be able to:
1. Understand the history behind the Hebrew language
2. Recognize the Hebrew letters and their sounds
3. Understand basic grammar rules and identify patterns in the Hebrew bible
4. Recite and understand some of the prayers that Yeshua (Jesus) prayed in the Hebrew language

C. Requirements for Credit
Passing grade of 75% or more on Final Test

D. Grading Scale:
There will be lesson quizzes that are part of your grade. In addition, students will be required to write a final paper that will be graded by Rabbi Itzhak Shapira.
Grading will be on the letter scale A-B-C-D-F.

E. About the Instructor:
Tzahi (Itzhak) Shapira was born and raised in an observant Jewish home in Israel in a Sephardic upbringing. After years of formal Jewish education he found the Jewish Messiah within the Hebrew writings. Tzahi Shapira holds a full Rabbinic S’micha from the IAMCS. Currently, Rabbi Shapira serves as the founding senior Rabbi of Ahavat Ammi Ministries