Anyone can speak another language! It's all about confidence. Israelis love to chat, so don't be surprised - or caught out - if a total stranger starts up a heated discussion while you wait at a bus stop or felafel stand. An ancient language, Hebrew is the lingua franca of this most cosmopolitan of countries. Whether on a working holiday or on pilgrimage to the Holy Land, this book is an essential companion into the fascinating life of Israel. Never get stuck for words with our 3500-word two-way dictionary Order the right meal with our menu decoder Avoid embarrassing situations with essential tips on culture & manners Coverage includes: Basics, Practical, Social, Safe Travel and Food. Lonely Planet gets you to the heart of a place. Our job is to make amazing travel experiences happen. We visit the places we write about each and every edition. We never take freebies for positive coverage, so you can always rely on us to tell it like it is.