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Hebrew Alphabet

Although there is no need to learn Hebrew in order to learn and practice the Kabbalah Names, it is important to know the Hebrew Alphabet as it may help to understand how to read the 72 names of god.

Hebrew is also known as the language of the Jewish people and it is in its modern form the official language of the State of Israel. The Hebrew language is written from right to left and the Hebrew Alphabet includes 22 letters.

The classical (a.k.a Biblical Hebrew) is mostly used for prayers or studying and it is been referred by the Jewish people as the Holy Language “Leshon Hakodesh” – “לשון הקודש” , since ancient times.

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The 22 letters of the Hebrew Alphabet:

א (Alef)
Equivalent to the letters A/E/O/H in English.
For example “Aba אבא” – This means “Father” in Hebrew.

ב (Beit)
Equivalent to the letter B in English.
For example “Byit בית” – This means “Home” in Hebrew.

ג (Gimel)
Equivalent to the letter G in English.
For example “Gesher גשר” – This means “Bridge” in Hebrew.

ד (Dalet)
Equivalent to the letter D in English.
For example “Degel דגל” – This means a “Flag” in Hebrew.

ה (Hey)
Equivalent to the letters H/A in English.
For example “Herayon הריון” – This means “Pregnancy” in Hebrew.

ו (Vav)
Equivalent to the letter V in English.
For example “Vered ורד” – This means “Rose” in Hebrew.

ז (Zayin)
Equivalent to the letter Z in English.
For example “Zikaron זיכרון” – This Means “Memory” in Hebrew.

ח (Chet)
Pronounced like CH in English.
For example “Chayim חיים” – This means “Life” in Hebrew.

ט (Tet)
Equivalent to the letter T in English.
For example “Teva טבע” – This means “Nature” in Hebrew.

י (Yud)
Equivalent to the letter Y in English.
For example “Yeled ילד” – This means “Kid” in Hebrew.

כ (Caf)
Equivalent to the letter C in English.
For example “Cala כלה” – This means “Bride” in Hebrew.

ל (Lamed)
Equivalent to the letter L in English.
For example “Lev לב” – This means “Heart” in Hebrew.

מ (Mem) ם (Mem Sofit)
Equivalent to the letter M in English.
For example “Mora מורה” – This means “Teacher” in Hebrew.
“Mem Sofit” is only used at the end of a sentence.

נ (Nun) ן (Nun Sofit)
Equivalent to the letter N in English.
For example “Neshama נשמה” – This mean “Soul” in Hebrew.
“Nun Sofit” is only used at the end of a sentence.

ס (Samech)
Equivalent to the letter S in English.
For example “Sameach שמח” – This means “Happy” in Hebrew.

ע (Ayin)
Equivalent to the letters A/E/O in English.
For example “Ezra עזרה” – This means “Help” in Hebrew.

פ (Pey) ף (Pey Sofit)
Equivalent to the letter P/F in English.
For example “Perach פרח” – This means “Flower” in Hebrew.

צ (Chadik) ץ (Chadik Sofit)
Pronounced like CH in English (Chair).
For example “Chedek צדק” – This means “Justice” in Hebrew.
“Chadik Sofit” is only used at the end of a sentence.

ק (Kuf)
Equivalent to the letter K in English.
For example “Keshet קשת” – This means “Rainbow” in Hebrew.

ר (Resh)
Equivalent to the letter R in English.
For example “Rosh ראש” – This means “Head” in Hebrew.

ש (Shin)
Pronounced like SH in English.
For example “Shalom שלום” – This means “Peace/Hello” in Hebrew.

ת (Tav)
Equivalent to the letter T in English.
For example “Toda תודה” – This means “Thank You” in Hebrew.