[a] – [a:] Sounds

Kamatz and Hatuf


1-Kamatz – אָ  

There a few ways to pronounce Kamatz. [a:h] – [ah]

a- Kamatz Hatuf


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Screenshot 2019-01-24 at 16.09.18.png     Screenshot 2019-01-31 at 20.45.27.pngThis is a long [ah] sound like in (army)  or (father)

This sound may be found in slightly different variations, and depending on the type of words, may also sound differently.



b- Kamatz Patach – אַ

Screenshot 2019-01-31 at 20.42.52.png This is a shorter [ah] sound like in (mother)


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[oo] Sound


Screenshot 2019-01-31 at 23.27.23.png  “u” like [oo]

This vowel is used only on the letter “ו” (vav).   It sounds like “u” in English. [oo]

When we use the Shuruk, the letter “ו” operates as a vowel letter (like in Arabic [w – و ].

“The Shuruk is the letter Vav with a dot in the middle and to the left of it. The dot is identical to the grammatically different signs Dagesh and Mappiq, but in a fully vocalized text it is practically impossible to confuse them: Shuruk itself is a vowel sign, so if the letter before the Waw doesn’t have its own vowel sign, then the Waw with the dot is a Shuruk and otherwise it is a Waw with a Dagesh or a Mappiq. Furthermore, the Mappiq only appears at the end of the word and only in the letter He (ה) in modern Hebrew and in the Bible it sometimes appears in Aleph (א) and only in some Bible manuscripts it appears in the letter Waw, for example in the word גֵּוּ (‘torso’) [ɡev]Compare for example Waw with Dagesh in מְגֻוָּן [məɡuvˈvan] ‘varied’ (without niqqud: מגוון) as opposed to Shuruk in מִגּוּן [miɡˈɡun] ‘protection’ (without niqqud: מיגון); see also orthographic variants of Waw.” wikipedia


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[o] Sounds


Cholam chaser  or Maleh א   Screenshot 2019-02-03 at 22.18.18.png

It sounds like the letter “o” – Over – Robe

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Example: e7e4afd33998bf0e1dc44e54fac8e8d2.png  It sounds like “o

This vowel is used only on a consonant:

It sounds like “o” in English.

When we use a Cholam Maleh, the consonant e.g. “Screenshot 2019-02-03 at 21.19.51.png”   operates as a vowel letter.

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The Law Of Jesus Christ – Does it still apply after the Resurrection?

A dear friend wrote to me describing the Grace that she has received from being in faith in our Lord and Saviour; Jesus Christ. She said:
“..It is no longer me trying to win a battle or overcome anything.” … “Gods word says that there is ‘no sin in Christ in us so to abide in Christ by faith means that His perfect sacrifice and victory are now my own to claim. Then I trust in God’s power, love and will for my life to fashion me however He wants me to be.”
When I asked my friend where in the Bible does it imply that we are no longer bound by God’s moral law, for instance, this is what I received:
Acts 17:28  
27 God intended that they would seek Him and perhaps reach out for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us. 28‘For in Him we live and move and have our being.’ As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are His offspring.’29 Therefore, being offspring of God, we should not think that the Divine Being is like gold or silver or stone, an image formed by man’s skill and imagination  
John 15:7
Jesus the True Vine
If anyone does not remain in Me, he is like a branch that is thrown away and withers. Such branches are gathered up, thrown into the fire, and burned. 7If you remain in Me and My words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. This is to My Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, proving yourselves to be My disciples.  
John 15;19
John 17:23,26
I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me…
Hebrews 4:3
2For we also received the good news, just as they did; but the message they heard was of no value to them, since they did not share the faith of those who comprehended it. 3Now we who have believed enter that rest. As for the others, it is just as God has said: “So I swore on oath in my anger, ‘They shall never enter My rest.’” And yet His works have been finished since the foundation of the world.

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