Ruti Yudovich


Ms. Yudovich is a prolific writer. She has published eight non-fiction books sharing her successful and unique methods in her series: Speak Hebrew For Real; Learn How to Read Hebrew For Real; Hebrew Binyanim Made Easy and Hebrew When to Say What?

Ruti Yudovich has been in the education field for over 35 years in Israel and the USA.
She graduated from the University of Ben-Gurion in Beer Sheva and had a very rich career teaching and tutoring people of all ages.

She had published fascinating memoir: I Hate to Say Goodbye that was later translated into Hebrew. Her second novel, The Jewish Gypsy, is a historical fiction which is a gripping story of a gypsy teenager whose life had turned around when caught in a concentration camp during WWII.

Ms. Yudovich continues to write more Hebrew books in the Series Speak Hebrew For Real and is currently working on her new Science Fiction book: The Black Hills.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Israel. Israel is a melting pot of people from all over the world. Being exposed to many languages, culture and music instilled in me the love for other cultures. I love writing about different characters representing different cultures. I write about the amazing life I had, growing up in a newly born state. The camaraderie, the care for one another was one of a kind. I am fascinated by stories of wars and struggle and I like to ask a lot of questions. :-) I incorporate those stories in my books.
When did you first start writing?
Back in 2006. But I wrote poetry since I was 14.
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Where to find Ruti Yudovich online

Where to buy in print


Like is like catching bees
An Israeli "Tom Sawyer" knows that there is more to life than meets the eyes and is determined to explore it all. One of many philosophical quotes from the book and a few short reviews.

Interview about siblings and the Arab...
Rimi, is saucy, sweet, sensitive, but also a fighter for what she wants and thinks is right. Some of the stories are edged with mysticism, making the narrator's voice like no other. One meets characters and scenes unique to Israel in the fifties and early sixties. It is a rich compilation of stories with the through-line; a girl's search for life's truths apart from circumstance and place. A wonderful read!


The Jewish Gypsy
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 113,980. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
Dreadful circumstances of World War II change the fate of a Gypsy teenager and force her to form complex relationships. From carefree and simple life through extreme conflicts, she climbs up the ladder of an intelligence agency while struggling to fit in. She hides her identity while continuing to search for her lost love. It is a story of passionate love, revenge, uncompromised loyalty and the
Speak Hebrew For Real Intermediate III
Price: $14.95 USD. Words: 15,930. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » Hebrew
This level encompasses the past tense of the remainder of the active binyanim and their subgroups. You will be introduced to the future tense. You will gradually learn how to conjugate the possession 'had'; noun constructs –– smichut ; numbers in the male form; telling time, dates and how to form adjectives from nouns. You will have the pleasure of reading the instructions in Hebrew.
Hebrew, When to Say What? How to Avoid Common Mistakes
Price: $16.95 USD. Words: 19,940. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » Hebrew
Neither dictionaries nor Internet translators can teach you what you will find in this mini Hebrew thesaurus. The book is as unique and valuable as a book can get! The gems in this book will get you into the mindset, culture, nuances and flavor of Modern Hebrew. It includes sample sentences that are translated and some exercises.
Speak Hebrew For Real Intermediate II
Price: $14.95 USD. Words: 15,730. Language: Hebrew. Published: August 4, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » Hebrew
This level will gradually and methodically teach you mainly the Past Tense of two major binyanim and their main subgroups (5 total). When you use this book, as the previous ones, you'll feel like a student being taught privately by an amazing and experience teacher. No stone unturned, no word or expression by passed. It is ALL explained so anyone can get it for real and can apply it immediately.
Speak Hebrew For Real Intermediate I
Price: $14.95 USD. Words: 14,880. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » Hebrew
Continue to build up the strong foundation by learning how to conjugate verbs in the present tense. What is and how to use the Definite Direct Object (most misunderstood word in Hebrew); The imperative form; and another difficult rule to understand as the concept is so different from English. The Book is filled with examples, exercise & gradual and easy way to fully get it! You'd love it. I'm sure
Speak Hebrew For Real Primer
Price: $14.95 USD. Words: 12,170. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » Hebrew, Nonfiction » Language Instruction » Hebrew
if you already know how to read Hebrew but want to learn how to speak it, this book is perfect for you. If you know some Hebrew, Speak Hebrew For Real is an excellent refresher of known vocabulary and new words and phrases. This book is short and easy to learn. You'll learn how to express basic wants and and likes; what you're going to do; where you're going to go;
Speak Hebrew For Real Beginner
Price: $14.95 USD. Words: 12,140. Language: Hebrew. Published: March 25, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » Hebrew
This is a sequel to Speak Hebrew For Real, Primer. You will be learning the next level as if you were a student in my class, getting all the cool tips, shortcuts and easy ways to understand the rules. The repetitions and the ample exercises will help you retain what you've learned. This book covers key words and structures unique to Hebrew that will make you sound like a native Israeli.
Hebrew Binyanim Made Easy, the missing link
Price: $15.99 USD. Words: 9,010. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » Hebrew
If you have ever been frustrated in trying to learn this subject you will be pleasantly surprised. This book IS the "missing link". It is what you have been missing when trying to understand Hebrew verb structures.
I Hate to Say Goodbye (Hebrew version) כואב לומר שלום
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 91,130. Language: Hebrew. Published: December 3, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
זהו סיפור המבוסס על תקופת ילדותה ובגרותה של רותי יודוביץ' בעמק יזרעאל של שנות ה-50 וה-60. מנקודת ראותה של תינוקת, ילדה ונערה רגישה ועירנית נפרשים סיפורים מרתקים אודות ישראל של אז. אהבה אסורה, התאהבויות ראשונות, צחוק ודמע, אושר עילאי ודכדוך תהומי, מציאות ופנטזיה – כל אלה נשזרים במסכת משפחתית סוערת, רבת תהפוכות וטרגי-קומית.
I Hate to Say Goodbye, People do not meet by chance...
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 116,330. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Conflict resolution
From the perspective of a precocious and sensitive girl, unfold fascinating stories of growing up during an historical and momentous time — the birth of a nation. Young and forbidden love, laughter and tears, bliss and abysmal gloom, reality meets fantasy and valuable life lessens are interwoven into a stormy, tumultuous and tragic-comic family drama.

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