Common Spelling Mistakes:

You might have made a number of spelling mistakes when you plugged your words into the search engine.  Don’t feel silly.  At least you ended up at the right site!!  Bar Mitzvah, Your Way!

Many people make spelling errors when looking for information by using ‘transliteration’ of a Hebrew or Yiddish word.  I tend to call ‘transliteration’ another language.  Some people think it’s easier to use transliteration of Hebrew as a method for learning Hebrew.  I personally think it makes Hebrew lessons even harder.  Whether it is in an Adult Hebrew class or a Bar/Bat Mitzvah lesson, learning Hebrew the ‘old fashion’ way is the one I recommend.

Here are some common spelling mistakes (and now you know why!) :

Mitsva, Mitzva, BatMitzva, Hebru, Juwish, Tuter, Banay Mitsva, B’nay Mitzva.  A few more are:  Judeic, Judiesm, Tora, Halftora, haftora, etc.  There are countless ways to transliterate or mizspell any of the above terms!

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