Lesson 1 | Letters

Welcome — בָּרוּךְ הַבָּא

bless (verb)

come (verb)

Note: You will find boxes like these throughout our Hebrew courses. They will often include several related words, helping you make connections in your mind, along with definitions and pronunciations. When presented like this, such words do not require immediate memorization. This is true generally, but even more so now, since you have not yet even learned the alphabet! For the time being, just start getting used to how some Hebrew characters look and sound.

Father in heaven, thank you for welcoming us in your Son. Messiah Jesus, we welcome you anew with the glorious words, “בָּרוּךְ הַבָּא” (baruch haba). Spirit of God, please open Israel’s eyes to likewise welcome her King. In the name of Jesus, Amen.

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