The shape of Alef looks like an airplane.
Memory aid words to help you remember
When paired with a Sh'va vowel, this letter makes
an "A" sound
Hebrew words that begin with
Aviron (Airplane), Abba (Father), Imma (Mother)
A story about
Alef loves to fly on an airplane together with its Abba and Imma. Perhaps it enjoys flying so much because in Hebrew, an airplane is called an Aviron. While flying, Alef is very quiet so that it doesn’t disturb the other passengers. This is because the letter Alef does not make any sound, unless it is paired with a vowel. Alef always looks forward to saying the special prayer of Tefillat Haderech when travelling. Alef is a very humble and quiet letter that loves to do Mitzvot! On top of the Alef there is a Yud that represents Hashem – that is what makes Alef so humble!