At the front of a synagogue, usually hanging over the ark, shines a light that stays on on a regular basis. This light is called the נֵר תָּמִיד (nehr tah-MEED), the "always" candle.
Diligence and persistence are about doing something regularly. It's the best way to get something done that takes a long time, such as getting an education or learning a language.
The Hebrew word for diligence or persistence is הַתְמָדָה (haht-mah-DAH). You can use it as a verb (in the הפעיל - heef-EEL form) by saying, צָרִיךְ לְהַתְמִיד כְּדֵי לִלְמוֹד שָׂפָה חֲדָשָׁה (tsah-REEKH le-haht-MEED ke-DAY leel-MOHD sah-FAH khah-dah-SHAH) - (one) must act persistently in order to learn a new language.
How you can learn to speak Hebrew, with comfortable persistence:
At Ulpan La-Inyan, we believe in learning Hebrew incrementally - that practice makes perfect, and התדמה delivers real results.
This Sunday is the deadline for early registration, to save NIS 200 on your course starting January 9. Our courses are offered in Jerusalem, Raanana and online.
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Ami and the team