This is the first step in a program of Hebrew
learning for adults with no knowledge of the Hebrew alphabet. It is
designed for English-speaking adults who primarily encounter the Hebrew
language through Jewish religious life--the prayers and Torah readings
in the synagogue, the blessings and rituals of Jewish home observances,
and words or phrases arising out of a Jewish cultural context. Adult
students who utilize this text will be able to participate more fully
in the Hebrew-language aspects of contemporary Jewish life.