Snail Mail
Part Four
Jon got a card from his grandparents for
Rosh Hashanah. It looked like this onthe outside:
Rosh Hashanah Card 3A - Microsoft Publisher
And it looked like this on the inside:
Rosh Hashanah Card 3 - Microsoft Publisher
Jon learned the names of thefollowing Hebrew letters
רֹאשׁ הַשָׁנָה
ר
רֹאשׁ הַשָׁנָה
א
Jon learned the names of thefollowing Hebrew letters
שׁ
Jon learned the names of thefollowing Hebrew letters
שׁ
ה
Jon learned the names of thefollowing Hebrew letters
ה
נ
Jon learned the names of thefollowing Hebrew letters
He also learned the sounds that threevowel signs give to their letters
רֹאשׁ הַשָׁנָה
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He also learned the sounds that threevowel signs give to their letters
רֹאשׁ הַשָׁנָה
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He also learned the sounds that threevowel signs give to their letters
רֹאשׁ הַשָׁנָה
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Rosh Hashanah Card 3A - Microsoft Publisher
He can read the front ofthe card he got from hisgrandparents. The firstword is:
רֹאשׁ
Rosh Hashanah Card 3A - Microsoft Publisher
The second word is:
הַשָׁנָה
Together these twoHebrew words are thename of the Jewishholiday for the New Year.
Rosh Hashanah Card 3 - Microsoft Publisher
Rosh Hashanah Card 3A - Microsoft Publisher
He can also read the firstword on the inside of thecard:
שָׁנָה
To learn more about this word,click here:
Rosh Hashanah Card 3 - Microsoft Publisher
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But now Jon wants toknow how to read thelast Hebrew wordinside the card:
טוֹבָה
Jon’s sister says, “Look carefully at thisword. You know one of the letters andone of the vowel signs. Click  the letterand vowel sign that you already know.What are they?”
Rosh Hashanah Card 3 - Microsoft Publisher
Jon said, “I see a Kahmatzָand a Heyהat the end ofthe word.”
Rosh Hashanah Card 3 - Microsoft Publisher
Jon’s sister smiled, “Tov!Good!” Youremembered!”
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“The letter above theKahmatz  is a   V et.”
Rosh Hashanah Card 3 - Microsoft Publisher
Rosh Hashanah Card 3 - Microsoft Publisher
Jon said, “The ב (Vet) reminds me of a נ (Nun). They are both open on the left side.”
Rosh Hashanah Card 3 - Microsoft Publisher
Rosh Hashanah Card 3 - Microsoft Publisher
This is what Jon saw
What do you see?
Can you make a list of howthe Vet  and  Nun  aredifferent?
בנ
Is this what you saw?
ב
The Vet  is wider.
The Vet  has a little “tail”on the bottom right
נ
The Nun  is thinner.
The Nun  has no little tailon the bottom right.
Rosh Hashanah Card 3 - Microsoft Publisher
Rosh Hashanah Card 3 - Microsoft Publisher
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Here are other waysyou might see the Vet
בבבב
Click on each Vet
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Jon’s sister, Marci,said, “The Kahmatzunder a Vet  tells usto read this…..
בָ
Vah
Rosh Hashanah Card 3 - Microsoft Publisher
Jon smiled, “And Iknow that whenthere’s a Hey  at theend of a word, I don’tworry about giving it asound.”
בָה
Vah
Rosh Hashanah Card 3 - Microsoft Publisher
Rosh Hashanah Card 3 - Microsoft Publisher
Tov! Good! ” said Marci.“Now let’s see you readsome more!”
Read the part of the word that is in blue, only.
Check yourself by clicking on the sound icon.
Suddenly the phonerang. Jon looked at thescreen and saw that hisgrandmother wascalling.
    She said, “Shanahtovah! Happy newyear!”
Shanah tovah,Grandmom!,” said Jon.
  “Marci has beenteaching me to read thecard you sent.”
The sample ends here.