My friend in Israel just published her first book and sent me a copy. Preparing to read it, I asked her to recommend me a good reference grammar, and she said A Reference Grammar of Modern Hebrew by Coffin and Bolozky, so I got it. I also asked me to recommend a dictionary, and she said she didn’t know, but the one by Ben-Yehuda wasn’t very good. Whoops, the Ben-Yehuda dictionary was the one I already had, but it was falling apart and needs to be replaced.
So please recommend me a Modern Hebrew dictionary that
a) is comprehensive
b) is geared for a native English speaker (explains stuff that a native Hebrew speaker goes without saying)
c) won’t break my budget.