Are you fresh off the Taglit train and want to learn some ivrit? Did you make aliyah er, ummm, seven years ago and flash red when every taxi driver asks if you're a tourist? This little book of fun just might do the trick. Hilarious Hebrew is based on educational, yet entirely unconventional, memory aids. That is where the fun part comes in.
Who knew that Tina Turner, Leonard Cohen, Nick Cave, Led Zeppelin or even Richard Gere and Barack Obama could help you learn a new language? 'Hilarious Hebrew - the Fun and Fast Way to Learn the Language' is based on the long-held research that language cues can provide the 'a-ha' moment in our brains that trigger memory and "glue" visual patterns into our noggins. The book applies this method to specifically learning Hebrew with visually-appealing, animated illustrations and verbal memory cues. For example:
The pocket-size book is divided into relevent sections, helping users identify words according to their needs or interests: holiday makers, shopping, eating, work-related experiences and, notably, a section entitled ‘It’s a Jewish Thing’ with vocabulary concerning Jewish topics. The authors are Eyal Shavit, who hails from from Kibbutz Kfar Szold and Yael Breuer, who is originally from Rehovot teaches Modern Hebrew. Illustrator Aubrey Smith adds just the right dose of quirk to make this giftable book perfect for easy reading.