Recommanded Israeli shows for learning Hebrew. (from an Israeli native Hebrew speaker)

  1. A Late-Night Show called "Gav Ha'uma" - גב האומה (literally: "The nation's back".)

*In Hebrew "back" (Gav - גב), as a human organ, is also a common phrase for some uses: "To give a back" (Latet Gav - לתת גב) means usually to support someone. On the other hand, "to turn the back" (Lahafnot et ha'gav - להפנות את הגב) is to ingore. "Back" (Gav - גב), often appears in intention of "behind something".

So, Gav Ha'uma - It's a late-night show about current affairs (espacialy politics), mainly in Israel (sometimes in the world). In Lior Schleien's youtube page (the show presenter) there are some sketches with English subtitles, but most of them are with Hebrew subtiltles.

Here are some of the sketches with English Subtiltles (the first and second videos are from a playlist that includes more sketches with English subtiltes):

  1. A satire show "Eretz Nehederet" - ארץ נהדרת ("What a wonderful country").

Eretz Nehedert is the most succesful satire show in Isarel, and I think it's the oldest which still on air..

In the show the actors mimic famous characters, according to the last week's events: Politicans, Celebrities, Invented characters. from Israel and from the world. the presenter of the show is Eyal Kitzis.

Here are some sketches of Eretz Nehederet in English, or with English subtiltes: (in this video, the anthem in the end isn't the real national anthem of israel "Ha'tikva" - התקווה ("The Hope). But an Israeli right-wing pop song.

That's all for now, folks! If you like it, tell me, and I will add more...

August 22, 2019


Personly, I would recommend Hebrew learners to watch old children programms, simply because they speak proper Hebrew while also teaching the Israeli traditions. So these would be:

  1. פרפר נחמד

  2. בלי סודות

  3. קשת וענן

  4. רחוב סומסום #Thanks MissSpells

August 22, 2019

Thanks! I like to watch old episodes of רחוב סומסום on youtube.

August 23, 2019

רחוב סומסום is great as well. I'm going to add it :)

August 24, 2019

פרפר נחמד while you are at it.

Complete episodes are available on Youtube.

August 26, 2019

Thank-you very much! These are really great sources (very recommended) For me it is nostalgia...

August 25, 2019

Speaking for myself (not a native speaker, I'm Chinese), my favorite Israeli YouTube channel is

מטיילים בארץ

All videos except Q&As have Hebrew subtitles, and some (with CC label) have English subtitles.

The conversations in the videos are everyday sentences and very helpful for a trip in Israel. The videos are not very long, but present many less-explored places in Israel, a young and old country full of breathtaking sceneries (and litters - bring your שקית זבל).

Here are some videos with English subtitles:

נחל דוד ומערת דודים

מערת עלמה

נחל כזיב ומבצר מונפורט

גב חלון

Videos below do not have English subtitles but are still pretty awesome.

Biking נחל פרצים והר סדום

Rappelling נחל תמרים

Skiing סקי בחרמון

August 23, 2019

I like the Pearl brothers videos too! Do you know the Kan Sin series?

August 23, 2019

כן :)

August 23, 2019

The real national anthem of Israel "Ha'tikva" - התקווה ("The Hope) sung by IDF soldiers.

August 24, 2019

Toda rabah !

August 22, 2019

En Be'ad ma (you're welcome) - אין בעד מה

August 22, 2019

Personally for a learner - comedy shows are not a good recommendation, because of the speed, the punch line it takes to understand (it time), and the culture differences... I find it heard to listen to Welsh radio when there is laughter every couple of seconds, because I don't understand enough.

August 26, 2019

Wonderful resources!

תודה רבה

August 23, 2019

תודה רבה

August 24, 2019

אין בעד מה!

August 25, 2019

Love these! Keep them coming! Comedy with English subtitles is a great way to get more exposure to the language. Thanks for posting.

August 30, 2019
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