The Aleph Bet (Hebrew Alphabet) with Modern Hebrew Pronunciations
Below is a table of the Hebrew letters and vowels (nikudot) along with their names and how to pronounce them in modern Hebrew.
The Hebrew language has existed for thousands of years. It is a fairly logical and well-structured language with relatively few exceptions, and has remained so despite its age. However, as the Jews who used it moved from country to country during their long exile from the Land of Israel many variations in pronunciation came into being.
The various pronunciations are still used by many during religious functions such as prayer or reading from the Torah, Talmud and other sacred works. However, the overwhelming majority of people that speak Hebrew today use the "Modern" Hebrew pronunciation used in Israel, so for simplicity we have chosen that pronunciation for this site.
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Throughout our site we present transliterations (pronunciations written using Latin letters) using the following conventions:
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