How Modern Hebrew Developed a Full-Blown Slang in Just a Hundred Years

In part, it borrowed extensively from the slangs and vernaculars of other languages. Consider the case of de la shmatte.

The American Jewish actress Natalie Portman teaching Hebrew slang in a video for Vanity Fair.

The American Jewish actress Natalie Portman teaching Hebrew slang in a video for Vanity Fair.

Observation
July 5 2017
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