How to Install Hebrew Keyboard on Windows & Linux Ubuntu (with Pictures) include Nikkud

Source: https://www.search3w.com/adding-hebrew-language-to-your-computer-or-laptop/

Adding Hebrew language to your computer or laptop

Several people have asked me recently, “How can I add Hebrew to my Word or PowerPoint documents?”. (You may not know, but I was part of the Microsoft team that wrote the RTL code for its operating system). If you use Microsoft, you have full Hebrew support right now at your fingertips!

Enjoy my easy step-by-step process on how to add Hebrew to your documents, presentations and spreadsheets:

After following my Blog you will be able to do the following:

  • Full Bi-directional Writing: right-to-left and left-to-right.
  • Switching between English and Hebrew inside a sentence.
  • Write Hebrew on any MS Office program, include Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
  • Add Hebrew words to your emails.
  • Add Nikkud.

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Sample One – Hebrew on Excel (Yartzheit dates)

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Sample Two – Hebrew on Outlook E-Mail

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Sample Three – Hebrew on YouTube

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INSTRUCTIONS TO ENABLE HEBREW IN WINDOWS

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Click START -> CONTROL PANEL

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Switch to Classic View

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Click on REGIONAL AND LANGUAGE OPTIONS
You may need your Windows CD, so have it handy.

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Click on the middle tab “Languages”
In “Supplemental Language Support”, make sure “INSTALL FILES FOR COMPLEX SCRIPT AND RIGHT TO LEFT LANGUAGES is checked.

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Click on “Details” button

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Add the Input Language
“Default Input Language” on top should be ENGLISH (UNITED STATES).
Click on “Add” button

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Find Hebrew in the Language List
On the “Add Input Language” Dialogue Box (Input Language) find Hebrew in the listing and press OK.

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Set your Language Bar
Your “Text Services” box should appear like the diagram on the left with HE Hebrew etc.
Go to “Preferences” on the bottom of the box and click on “Language Bar”.

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SHOW TEXT LABELS ON THE LANGUAGE BAR
Check the first box SHOW LANGUAGE BAR ON DESKTOP and SHOW TEXT LABELS ON THE LANGUAGE BAR.

Switching between English and Hebrew

You may toggle between English and Hebrew by pressing ALT-SHIFT.
Another way is to click with on the EN or HE icon on the Formatting Toolbar.

If it is not present, click on the down arrow on the last item on the Formatting Toolbar and then ADD OR REMOVE BUTTONS and then choose FORMATTING. Place a check next to EN KEYBOARD LANGUAGE. Do not confuse with another similar sounding item LANGUAGE. (That will indicate the language in use but you cannot switch languages by using it).

If the KEYBOARD LANGUAGE Switch is not found using the above method, go to the TOOLS menu and choose CUSTOMIZE. Using the COMMANDS tab (2nd tab), go to FORMAT and find EN KEYBOARD LANGUAGE in the right side box. Highlight it and then drag it to the top toolbar.

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Maintaining Correct Typing when Switching Languages
To Switch from English to Hebrew (when using Left to Right orientation)

….when you type the last letter in English, press space while still in English and then switch to HE (Hebrew) by method 1 or 2 above and continue typing in Hebrew. Since this sentence is basically an English sentence (LTR) to place a period, switch to EN and type the (English) period (on key top is >).

When switching from Hebrew to English (when using Left to Right orientation).when you reach the last letter in Hebrew, switch to EN (English) by method 1 or 2 and press space, (English) comma or period and continue typing in English. Put an English period to end the sentence.

To switch from Hebrew to English (when using Right to Left orientation)

…when you type the last letter in Hebrew, press space while still in Hebrew and then switch to EN (English) by method 1 or 2 above and continue typing in English. Since this sentence is basically a Hebrew sentence (RTL) to place a period, switch to HE and type the (Hebrew) period (on key top is ?).

When switching from English to Hebrew (when using Right to Left orientation)

….when you reach the last letter in English, switch to HE by method 1 or 2 and then press space, (Hebrew) comma or period and continue typing in Hebrew. Put a Hebrew period to end the sentence.

Hebrew Vowels Nikud

For the most part, vowels are not used (“ketiv Maleah” usually makes words recognizable). You can, however, place Hebrew vowels in their proper places by using the method described below. Although it can be done after typing each letter, it is easier to do it after all the letters were typed.

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1. Type all your text without vowels
2. Place your cursor after the first letter at the beginning of the document
3. Press CAPS LOCK and SHIFT KEY together. You may activate CAPS LOCK and then you only need to hold the SHIFT KEY.
4. The row with the number keys (only one exception) contain’s the vowels according to the table below
5. When you finished typing the vowel for the first letter release the SHIFT KEY, use the arrow key to advance to the end of the next letter –repeat steps 3 and 4 etc.
6. If you are using a RTL orientation, use the left arrow key; if you are using a LTR orientation, use the right arrow key.
7. When typing a letter with several nikkud entries, do it in the following order: first put in the Dagesh (if required), the Cholam Haser or the indicator for ? and then the vowel. (i.e., in the word below, after typing the Patach under the Hey, move the cursor to the Shin- place the Dagesh Hazak, put the right mark over the Shin and then type the Kamatz.

Using On Screen Keyboard (Hebrew or English)

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Using On Screen Keyboard (Hebrew or English):
• To open On-Screen Keyboard, click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to Accessibility, and then click On-Screen Keyboard.

• The program in which you want to type characters must be active while you are using On-Screen Keyboard. Also be sure the cursor is showing (blinking) in the document where you want to type text.
• To change languages click the EN or HE icon on the Formatting Toolbar. When you move the mouse pointer over the keyboard, the pointer will become a hand shape and the characters will change to the appropriate language

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• When using the On-screen keyboard, it is advisable not to use ALT-SHIFT to change languages. Also, the on-line keyboard must be in lower case English letters before you can switch to Hebrew.

On-Screen Keyboard has several typing modes you can use to type data. The 2 most useful are:
• In clicking mode, you click the on-screen keys to type text.
• In hovering mode, you use a mouse or joystick to point to a key for a predefined period of time, and the selected character is typed automatically.
• Use Click Sound to add an audible click when you select a key.
• Use Always on Top to keep your keyboard displayed on your screen when you switch programs or windows

On Linux Ubuntu

Get a Hebrew keyboard by going to the “settings” menu and clicking on “Region and Language” tab. Then adding a Language by clicking the plus sign like this:

Then click on the top right to toggle the language when you want to use it:

I am allergic to wool. Can I wear Tzitzit?

Question

I am looking for cotton or silk tzitzit (preferably pre-tied) as I am allergic to wool. I was told you may be able to help. Please let me know if you carry these, or know where I can find them. 

Thank you in advance, 
Erin

Answer

Although many people believe they are allergic to wool, a true wool allergy is rare. If you experience formaldehyde allergy symptoms, such as burning eyes, skin rashes, and chest tightness, look for clothing that’s only lightly treated with resins, such as pure cotton, polyester, nylon, and acrylic.

There are many non-wool Talit katan (tziztit) in the market that made from cotton.

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Kosher GPS app

This is one of the few apps any orthodox jew must have (after the Siddur app of-course). You can also ask SIRI, or type in Google “kosher food Or restaurants near me”, but I tell you now – DON’T trust it. For Google the goy, “kosher salt” is good enough!

In the above image you can see the screen when I turn on the app in my office.

Can I learn Torah on Christmas day or Nittel Nacht?

Is it better to learn, or not learn Torah (playing chess) on XMS and Nittel Nacht (Yiddish: ניטל נאַכט‎)?

There are two opinions (שיטות): It is a mitzvah or it is forbidden.

It is a Mitzvah De’oraita

It is a mitzvah de’oraita of learning Torah every day and night. After all, what’s more important — a mitzvah de’oraita, or an Minhag Goyim? Obviously, the latter.

Continue reading “Can I learn Torah on Christmas day or Nittel Nacht?”

Kosher Kitchen Design

A kosher home is an important element in the foundation of Jewish life. Jewish dietary laws, a kosher kitchen is designed to separate items used for preparation and serving of meat and dairy meals. Ideally, cookware, utensils, bowls, and dishes would be stored in separate drawers and cabinets. In order to receive the best design, look for help and advice from a Kitchen Designer who specializes in kosher kitchens.
If space and money were not an issue, you might look at a symmetrically designed kitchen with two separate but equal halves for storage and preparation. Because space and money usually are a concern, you will want to create the most functional space that provides the elements to follow your personal level of dietary observance. Organization and storage follow personal preference. You may prefer to locate your dairy items (as a group) separately from your meat items or mix and match by work centres, i.e. meat utensils on one side of the cook top and dairy on the other. The mix and match option usually provides a more efficient use of your time–which is also very desirable.

Depending upon your level of observance, you may wish to have two separate sinks, two disposals, two dishwashers, and two ovens. Stainless steel can be koshered (to make kosher) to allow for separate use of dairy and meat items. Therefore, you could use a single stainless steel sink and dishwasher. However, since this option would require the item to be koshered in between crossover usage you might want to consider your time and effort vs. the cost and space requirements of the second item.

The biggest challenge in designing a kosher kitchen is to create a kitchen that doesn’t look like a complete appliance lineup. You can do anything aesthetically that you like. But to uphold Orthodox Jewish traditions you need separate preparation, cooking, and cleanup areas for dairy products, for meats, and for any dairy, which includes all other foods, such as vegetables, fruits, eggs, and fish.

Some kosher kitchens includes two sinks, two ovens, two microwaves, and two dishwashers.

A checklist for Kosher cooking

  1. Separate pot and dish storage with at least one for dairy
  2. Two separate sinks or double bowl
  3. Ovens – double, two singles or stove with a separate oven
  4. Cutlery and utensil drawers – double or an extra for dairy
  5. Separate pot and dish storage with at least one for dairy

Where to Eat in New York

New York State Kosher Restaurants – The restaurants linked here are listed for informational purposes only. This does not imply an endorsement by Congregation Beth Yehuda of the kashrut of any of the establishments. Some restaurants are open on shabbat, some have supervision in name only or may have other aspects of their supervision that might bring their kashrut into question. If you are interested in visiting any of these restaurants, you must first verify that they are still open, as well as investigating the legitimacy of the hashgacha. If you have any questions regarding the kashrut supervision, please consult your local orthodox rabbi.

This page provides a list of the restaurants in New York state, sorted by region and proximity one to the next. In Manhattan they are sorted from downtown to uptown, east side to west side, and ascending street address.

Where to Design and Remodelling Kosher Kitchen

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Window Blinds New York – Allow perfect flow of light through your windows, but not invading eyes. As for privacy, Judaism certainly values windows covering to prevent unwanted eyes watching the family and women. For the Jewish woman, modesty is a gift and a validation of her own ability to assess what she wants to share about herself – and when. Roman Shades New York – Roman shades can be made from many different materials, including wood or fabric. Even within the many choices there are more choices as the type of wood is varied as well. Common options include Pirouette and Provenance woven wood, but in reality anything goes. Wood is a very popular material because they create a natural look as well as providing a touch of genuine warmth.

Don’t forget that motorized Shades cannot be used on Shabbat!

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