Paula Abdul shows off her Hebrew


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X Factor judge Paula Abdul showed off some of her Semitic chops when she infused her kind rejection of a sub-par singer with some Hebrew.

After Andy gave it his all on a rendition of Mariah Carey’s Hero, the former American Idol judge gently said, “I want to say it’s a pleasure having you here. Thank you so much — Baruch Hashem — but I’m going to have to pass.”

The Hebrew Abdul used roughly translates to “blessed is the name,” which refers to God and is a phrase favored by more religious Jews.

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