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Shaquille O'Neal -- Let's Drop Some Hebrew!

8/2/2010 10:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Just call him Shaquille O'Nealberg ... because last night at BOA Steakhouse in Hollywood, the 7'1" superstar became the biggest man on the planet to speak Hebrew!



Shaq's Hebrew session comes just days after New York Knicks superstar Amar'e Stoudemire revealed that he might be Jewish ... and two weeks after Jewish-born Jeremy Piven hit one of the greatest trick shots of all time.

As far as Shaq's Hebrew message -- let's just say he wished everyone a very happy 5771.

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Shadow    

Hebrew? He has a hard enough time speaking English....what a joke but I guess this is a EARTH ****TERING NEWS story for TMZ.

1361 days ago
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Aaron Salmon    

Good Lord!He's 7'1"???? Man, he's huge!!

And as for his Hebrew, it could have been worse, he could have wished everybody a Happy ^*& @$^*&@^$(@$^(!

1361 days ago
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sandy    

L'Shauna Tova, Barach HaShem = Happy New Year, Blessed is the name (of G-d).

1361 days ago
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Joe    

Ahhemmmm. No one is BORN Jewish. They are RAISED in the Jewish faith. I'm Catholic, and as much as I've been told I was born in Chicago and not Catholic City.

Why is it that Jews always go around saying I'm Jewish if you ask their heritage? It's their RELIGION.
Religion is not a HERITAGE.

Good Lord. Move on already, no one is impressed. Just look at the number of posts!

1361 days ago
5.

JungleTails com    

Wake up TMZ, Shaq Converted to Islam after 911.

1361 days ago
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Whip It    

lol. not bad..represent, y'all
Shaq!
- אשֶׁר וּבְרִיאוּת.

~whip it

1361 days ago
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Mary    

@Joe: Yes, children born to a Jewish mother are born Jews. They don't have to be raised in an observant home to be Jews. Born a Jew, always a Jew. Definition of being born a Jew: Born to a halachically Jewish mother. Judaism is not a religion, it's truth. L'Shana Tova Shaq!

1361 days ago
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Whip It    

#4 schmuck
Hey NEO- Nazi, WTF
Would have loved it if you would have met Hitler and you could have told him your shpeel. Their would have not been a holocaust since Judaism is a religion. RIGHT?!

"The Jew has always been a people with definite racial characteristics and never a religion".
-Adolf Hitler

btw Oxy-Moran
jewish people are an ethnicity.
i'm a stereo-typical Ashkenazim Jew, with classic features:
a big long snout, just like my entire family
tall dark and handsome looks like Howard Stern but i have a big shlung. aha ha
wanna kiss big fat wet kisssssssssssssssssss
~whip it

1361 days ago
9.

NatTurner    

All Shaq is doing is trying to peeve off Mel Gibson!

1361 days ago
10.

Rebel    

Very nice and respectful! Now, if someone would only take a few minutes to teach him pronounciation! Joe, in Judaisim,you ARE born Jewish. It is more than just a religion, it is a way of life steeped deep in tradition, some of which has little to do with with the teachings of G-d. You're already on the internet, look it up so you don't have to make any more ignorant statements. = )

1361 days ago
11.

John Guyy    

ABSOLUTELY FASCINATING!!! Geez.... nobody to kvetch about today??? Couldn't y'all find out something else about Mel Gibson from like 40 years ago??? Here... I'll write one for ya. "Mel Gibson; wet his bed at age 3!!"

1361 days ago
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joanne    

It seems to me that there is a lot of jealousy going around! Being Jewish is the best, and all others have to put it down..why? insecure???? Really.......Jewish mom Jewish child. It is the law. Get over it!!

1361 days ago
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joanne    

It seems to me that there is a lot of jealousy going around! Being Jewish is the best, and all others have to put it down..why? insecure???? Really.......Jewish mom Jewish child. It is the law. Get over it!!

1361 days ago
14.

Bob    

comment number 4 uhh...... i think i too smell a neo nazi.
but that's kinda what this show is doing, and so is shaq, he's mimicking Amar'e about finding his HERITAGE.

That's another thing number four if being jewish isn't heritage why did hitler prosecute people that didn't practice judaism, and were only born to jewish families???
I"m just all over the place and very insulted.

1361 days ago
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raiders    

Sha-quile O'Neal....
well, he's a bald-headed aaaassss.
Just a bald-headed aaasss.
A bald-headed aaaaaassssss.
Bald headed aaasssss.

ps the raiders are goin all the way y'all

1360 days ago
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