learn writing Hebrew script vs block letters

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learn writing Hebrew script vs block letters

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I am assistant-teaching a basic Biblical Hebrew class.
The curriculum teaches the students to write the Hebrew block letters, slightly simplified.
The students have a hard time making bets that are distinguishable from kaf's; reshes from dalets and final kafs; etc.

I never learned to write the block letters.
In Hebrew school they just taught us to write script.
And my mind had no problem relating the script to the block letters (except that I can't remember final fei and final tsade in script).

I was wondering if it would be better to teach people to write script.
It is much faster to write, and you can be much less careful in writing because the letters are much more differentiated.

My questions are:
Are children in Israel taught to write block letters?
When a person emigrates to Israel, not knowing Hebrew, are they taught to write block letters?
Is it different depending if they are old or young?

Thanks.
Sincerely yours,
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I'm sure children are taught to write block letters first. No one writes block letters as an adult. Everyone writes cursive.

I'm currently teaching a course in which I have to do a lot of on-screen writing, and it's REALLY hard to write square characters. I've asked permission to write my פ "upside-down" because writing the square פ is terribly slow and awkward.
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thanks Jason!
Sincerely yours,
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Jason, do adult Israeli immigrants learn to write block letters at all? thanks
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Not well, but yes. LOL
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Thanks Jason!
Sincerely yours,
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