I hear that the following YouTube video has "gone viral", so maybe you've all seen this already, but I think it's really cute and even my daughter (age 16) liked it even though she has often chided me with "Why would you think I'd be interested in that, Mom?".
I'm giving the link to the New York Post article about it which gives a little background.
“More than 200,000 people have already viewed the slick, near-professional grade video from the Maccabeats, an all-male a-capella group from New York City’s Yeshiva University.
The video switches up Cruz’s smash-hit lyrics to tell the story of Hanukkah, the eight-day Jewish holiday that begins Wednesday night.”
Here is the YouTube video from last year of a flash mob in Jerusalem organized by Nefesh B’Nefesh set to the music of Smooth E’s “Hanukkah Hey Ya”. I saw a link to this video earlier, so it might have even been mentioned on the listserv already, but it's relevant to the season. www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULtglogZbR8
For those of you who don't know about it, Nefesh B'Nefesh is a service to help Diaspora Jews make Aliyah: www.nbn.org.il/index.php If I ever decided to make Aliyah, they'd be the first place I'd go for information. A family from my "tiny minyan" made Aliyah last year and we visited them in Modi'in (a relatively new town outside of Jerusalem) when we were in Israel this past August. A few young adult (in their 20's) "children" from my "primary minyan" have made Aliyah in the past several years. Two of them are currently serving in the IDF.
Last Edit: Dec 7, 2010 13:55:31 GMT -5 by Debbie B.
There is a link to the video on the CNN site, and you can also go to Youtube and search for Maccabeats. It's a really cute video. If you google Maccabeats and go to their own website, you can listen to more of their singing. Very nice! They have one CD out, and I've already ordered it from levinejudaica, and you can find it on amazon.com.
When I was in college in the early 80's I went with my roommates and some guys from my dorm to see this in Boston. It only played at midnight, so by the time it was over, the "T" (Boston's subway) wasn't running, so we walked about 5 miles back to our dorm room between 2-3:30am! How fun to be a young college student.
But have you seen "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" so that you recognize the references? Then again with DVDs (hey, I remember before there were even VCRs) and YouTube, it seems that my kids are familiar with tv and movie stuff I remember from the 70's.
Post by mordantmaxim on Dec 20, 2011 14:07:13 GMT -5
But of course Debbie! lol
One of the earliest pictures of me as a kid at Halloween time is me trying to do the Time Warp (I'm like three or four) and even now, it is one of my favorite movies to share with friends.
Sadly, the last theater in my area that allowed audience participation midnight shows shut down when I was in middle school and my mom didn't think it would be appropriate for 12 year old me to attend. Asi es la vida!
Then you know the show much better than I do. I saw it only that one time although my freshman roommates did sometimes sing and act out some of the parts. It's been over 30 years so I only vaguely remember it. I'm glad someone in this forum could appreciate the parody.