Hilarious Hebrew

Yael Breuer & Eyal Shavit

Illustrations: Aubrey Smith

Pitango Publishing, 2014.

192 pp. NIS 50 – 72.

Available at Steimatzky and Probook stores, online at www.probook.co.il

Reviewed by Pnina Moed Kass

This is a book that lauds the iconic trait of Jews – humor. And cleverly appends it to learning Hebrew. Every page is a funny black & white cartoon illustrating a particular word. The captions spell out words in Hebrew, with transliteration and, of course, definition. The format is classic soft-cover paperback, sized to fit into a tote bag or backpack pouch. The convenience of the format makes it a perfect linguistic companion while traveling, drinking coffee or waiting on line. Even if your Hebrew is fine, the laughs go from right to left and left to right.

 

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Pnina Moed Kass

Pnina Moed Kass has been living in Israel since 1969. After teaching high school English for a number of years she decided to take a break and go back to writing. Her writing background in the U.S. h...
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