“I met Shaq today at #CES & he told me all the Hebrew phrases he knows!” Miller, director of Kosher Michigan, wrote on Facebook, adding more details on his blog.
Rabbi Miller said he asked Shaq to say “Shabbat Shalom,” which he recorded him doing on his phone.
The rabbi’s Facebook friends were amused, and impressed.
“This is the most amazing thing that I will see today. Thank you!” wrote Kenny Stolman, an account executive at Microsoft.
Amy Newman, from Bloomfield, Michigan asked, ”How many kids would miss Hebrew school if Shaq were their Hebrew teacher? A: NONE!”
Others reported to having seen the big man speak in Hebrew before, in 2012, on the Jon Stewart show.
The International CES is a global consumer electronics and consumer technology tradeshow that takes place every January in Las Vegas.
Watch Shaq say “Shabbat Shalom” below.