Welcome to Streetwise Hebrew for the ToI Community! Each month we’ll learn several colloquial Hebrew phrases around a common theme. At the end of the month, we’ll have a private discussion session about that theme with Guy Sharett, host of Streetwise Hebrew for the ToI Community.

For the month of October, we’re covering the topic of HEALTH. As the seasons and weather change, and the pandemic continues its ups and downs, let’s learn some helpful Hebrew phrases and terms that you have probably been hearing a lot of recently.

Here’s how it works: Make sure to listen to the four audio classes below by the end of the month, when we’ll have a live discussion session with host Guy Sharett (exact date and time for the session listed below). If you have any questions to ask Guy or want to discuss something with other members of the Community, there are two ways you can do so: either post your question(s) on the ToI Community Facebook page, or send it to us through this Google form.

Class #1

Tehiyeh bari(ah) – (תהיה בריא(ה
Refuah shelemah – רפואה שלמה
Hachlama mehira – החלמה מהירה
Targish(i) tov – תרגיש(י) טוב
She Ya’avor Maher – שיעבור מהר
Shmor Al Atzmech(a)  – שמור על עצמך
Rak Briut  – רק בריאות


Class #2

Bidud – בידוד
Hesger – הסגר
Mevudad(im) – (מבודד(ים
Levoded – לבודד
Badad – בדד
Levad – לבד
Bedidut – בדידות
Boded(a) – (בודד(ה
Bodedim – בודדים
Lehitboded – להתבודד
Hitbodedut – התבודדות


Class #3

Mad-chom – מד-חום
Limdod – למדוד
Medidat chom – מדידת חום
Hamdad – המדד
Moded(im) – (מודד(ים
Nimdad – נמדד
Mida / Midot – מידה / מידות
Medid – מדיד


Class #4

Chisun(im) – (חיסונ(ים
Lechasen – לחסן
Mechasnim – מחסנים
Mechusan – מחוסן
Mechasen – מחסן
Chusan – חוסן
Mitnagdei chisunim – מתנגדי חיסונים
Chasinut – חסינות
Chason – חסון
Chosen – חוסן

The live discussion session with host Guy Sharett will be on Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 12:00 pm Eastern (7:00 pm Israel)


Guy Sharett
Meet our host
Guy Sharett
Guy Sharett, originally from Ashdod, Israel, has always loved languages. Today he teaches Hebrew in the Shanghai International Studies University in Shanghai, China. He has a B.A in Hebrew Language from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and an M.A in Southeast Asian Studies from the University of London. Guy speaks seven languages, including Arabic, Thai, Indonesian and Italian, loves traveling, aviation and singing.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    • Will I be able to speak fluent Hebrew after this course?
      That’s not really the goal of the course. The goal is to help you understand some key colloquial, modern Hebrew phrases and terms, so you can appreciate Israeli culture and news better. We do, however, believe Streetwise Hebrew will give you a better grasp of modern spoken Hebrew, which can help you on the path to fluency.
    • Does the course cost money?
      Nope, the course is included in your Community membership – there is no additional cost. 
    • How do I register for the Streetwise Hebrew course and sessions?
      There is no need to register for the course or sessions in advance. We’ll send you links to listen to the course’s clips on demand on the Streetwise Hebrew for ToI Community page, and you will also receive emails with links to the live monthly discussion session with host Guy Sharett.
    • Are the courses and sessions live, or can I watch them at a later time?
      All of the course clips will be available on-demand for you to access at your convenience. The monthly discussion sessions with Guy are initially presented live via Zoom, and a recording of each session can be accessed the following day by signing into your Community account and going to the Community website. 
    • How long is the course? And the monthly discussion sessions?
      The course includes four 5-10 minute audio clips per month around a common theme, and will run for a number of months. Each monthly discussion session with Guy is about one hour long, with time reserved at the end for your Questions & Answers with Guy.
    • How does this differ from the public Streetwise Hebrew podcast?
      The Streetwise Hebrew podcast produced by TLV1 includes over 300 individual podcasts with topics chosen by Guy. In this series, which is a partnership between TLV1 and The Times of Israel, we select four podcasts every month that have a common theme in order to better understand that news-focused topic and phrases/terms, and then host a live discussion session with Guy to bring those newly learned terms together to give you a deeper understanding of the timely theme.
    • Who can I write to if I still have questions?
      Just drop us an email to and we’ll be happy to reply. 
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