How can I contact the “HebrewToday” office?
Registration & Customer Care (For individuals and schools/companies)
General Enquiries – Orders@HebrewToday.com
Customer Service Dept. – Liora Tzadka Liora@HebrewToday.com
Toll free number from USA and Canada 1-866-800-5602 (During Israeli working hours or leave a voicemail message)
Business Development & Marketing For Business collaborations and affiliations:
Ilan@HebrewToday.com – Marketing manager Hebrew Today Headquarters Address: 52 Hechalutz St. Jerusalem, 96269, Israel.
About Our Products:
What are the advantages of your teaching method?
There are numerous advantages to our newspapers, including:
- Anyone can learn Hebrew; the newspapers are suitable for children and adults.
- Our newspapers are great teaching aids for Hebrew teachers or for the independent reader.
- As opposed to conventional Hebrew study books, our content is fresh and relevant to current affairs, holidays, etc.
- Learning Hebrew with Bereshit or Yanshuf is fun, interesting and highly effective.
- You learn Hebrew while staying connected to Israel.
What is the best way to learn Hebrew with your newspapers?
We suggest you begin with “Bereshit,” our very easy and unique Hebrew newspaper. Nothing like it is available anywhere else in the world. “Bereshit” will teach you the Hebrew basics (the alphabet and punctuation) you need in order to continue improving your Hebrew skills.
Start with the short and easy articles (see the text level indicators inside “Bereshit”) and use the dictionaries to learn new and more challenging words. Then, read the newspaper again using the accompanying CD. Repeat this process a few times while looking at the newspaper. Afterward, try listening to the CD without the newspaper. Soon enough, you will begin to recognize words and understand the Hebrew you are hearing. At your own pace, you will learn to read, understand and pronounce Hebrew properly!
What is the difference between “Bereshit” and “Yanshuf?”
“Bereshit” is geared toward beginners who want to learn Hebrew from the most basic level. It includes English translations alongside the Hebrew text. “Yanshuf” is geared toward more advanced readers, with the English translations provided on a separate dictionary sheet. Easy-Hebrew articles and exercises are included in each issue, and the CD narrator reads all of the articles slowly. Both newspapers are accompanied by dictionaries for new and difficult words.
Who writes the articles for your newspapers?
Our newspapers are written by experienced journalists, skilled Hebrew teachers, and linguists.
Are there Hebrew language exercises in “Bereshit” and “Yanshuf?”
Yes, you will find a selection of challenging and entertaining exercises in both newspapers. Visit our website to see samples.
Does a CD accompany each issue?
If you order a subscription with a Print + Audio CD, you will receive it with each issue. Our online edition also includes audio files.
Are “Bereshit” and “Yanshuf” politically or religiously aligned?
No, “Bereshit” and “Yanshuf” are apolitical and do not have a religious agenda.
What am I likely to find in your newspapers?
Both “Bereshit” and “Yanshuf” include current news as well as feature articles about life in Israel and around the world. In addition, you will find columns focusing on science, sports, both Biblical and contemporary Hebrew, the history of popular sites, holidays, puzzles and Hebrew language exercises.
What does the CD include, and is it mandatory to purchase it?
The CDs offer an article by article narration of the entire newspaper. Reading at a reasonable pace, Israeli narrators emphasize correct pronunciation. It is not mandatory to purchase the CD subscription; however, if you are interested in speaking Hebrew correctly and want to understand Hebrew-speakers and improve fluency, it is highly recommended.
How do I know what level should I start with?
If you’re not sure which level to start with, go to our website and take our online level test.
What level will I reach after one year’s subscription?
With Bereshit you will learn to pronounce and understand about 1200 new words a year.
Do I need to know the Hebrew alphabet in order to read “Bereshit?”
No. “Bereshit” will teach you the Hebrew alphabet, as well as punctuation.
When my Hebrew language skills improve, will I be able to change my subscription from one newspaper to the other?
Yes, just call us or send us an email and we’ll be happy to change your subscription from one newspaper to the other free of charge.
What happens if I realize that the level I signed up for isn’t right for me?
Not a problem. Just let us know and we will transfer your subscription to a different level, free of charge.
Do you offer your easy Hebrew newspaper for both adults & children?
The great thing about Bereshit is that it is suitable for both children and adult readers.
Subscriptions, Payments & Pricing
Is there an additional delivery cost?
Yes, depending on the shipping area.
Can I get a local Israeli subscription?
Yes, and the cost is lower since there is no delivery charge. Please contact our Jerusalem office.
How many issues will I receive throughout the year?
“Bereshit” and “Yanshuf” are published every two weeks. You will receive 18 issues during the subscription year. Only one issue will be printed during the month of the Sukkot (September or October) and Pesach (April or May) holidays. Newspapers are not published during July and August.
How long is the subscription year?
Subscription to either newspaper is for one calendar year.
Is there a discount for multiple orders?
Yes, if you order more than five copies you will receive a significant discount.
Please contact us via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or at our Jerusalem office (+972-26437153) for pricing details.
I prefer not to use the internet credit option – is there another way to pay?
Yes, you can subscribe by phone, fax or e-mail. Please contact our subscription department:
Toll Free US number:
Does it cost less to order a longer subscription?
Yes, the price per newspaper is less the longer your subscription period.
Does the subscription renew itself automatically?
By purchasing one of Good Times publications through HebrewToday.com, this website, you agree to purchase an ongoing subscription that will be automatically renewed by the Good Times staff as soon as your subscription runs out. Good Times will provide buyers with a prior e-mail message reminding the above automatic renewal just before the subscription period is over. The lack of reply by the buyer will be seen as consent to renew the same subscription in the same conditions.
How often is the newspaper published?
Bereshit is published twice a month – every two weeks (except for Sept./Oct. and April/May, when it is published once a month due to the holidays, and there is no publication in July nor August).
Can I pay with PayPal?
You can pay for your subscription via PayPal to our PayPal account: email@example.com.
If you pay via PayPal, please let us know on what date you paid.
Can I pay by check?
Yes, please include all your details: name, address and phone number and send your order by registered mail.
Write to us at: Good Times
Rehov Hachalutz 52
Jerusalem, Israel 96269
what is your refund policy?
If for any reason you decide to cancel your subscription, you can contact us by email or telephone and we will refund the amount of the unused portion of your subscription.
How is the newspaper sent and when will it arrive?
The newspapers are sent via international airmail and generally take 10 days to 2 weeks for delivery.
Which countries receive your newspapers?
We send newspapers to any country in the world which has a reciprocal postal arrangement with Israel.
This summer I’ll be moving abroad. How difficult will it be to change the details of my subscription?
Address changes are easily managed, simply contact our customer service department and they will gladly update your details.