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This Hilarious Book Will Teach You Hebrew and Make You Laugh

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With Israeli Independence Day, Yom Ha’atzmaut, starting on the eve of April 28 this year — and with all of us having literally nowhere to go, now is an ideal time to finally learn some Hebrew words. But if your brain and your ability to retain language are a bit of a mess right now — hey, us too! — we’ve got the perfect solution for you.

Hilarious Hebrew is a book full of silly English puns that will teach you Hebrew words. According to the book’s co-author, Yael Breuer, a Hebrew teacher and journalist from Brighton, England, it “does not aspire to replace traditional textbooks, but it offers a light-hearted way of learning Hebrew words and have a laugh while doing so.”

And, hey, we could all need another reason to laugh right now!

Hilarious Hebrew came out in 2014, and was updated in 2017. It contains over nearly 300 sentences (plus delightful illustrations by Aubrey Smith) that will teach you just as many Hebrew words in a lighthearted but memorable way.

From Tina Turner to The Smiths to Barack Obama, the book contains a wide range of pop culture references that will help etch important words into your brain. Here are some of our favorite puns from the book:

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Want more? You can find more wonderful images on the Hilarious Hebrew Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook page, or you can buy the book from Amazon.

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