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Yid Vid: A Condensed Guide to Family-Friendly Passover Videos

By Debra Nussbaum Cohen

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Lots of cute Passover videos have been popping up the last couple of years. A reflection of the semi-new hipster Jewishness, I suppose. Search the topic on YouTube and an amazing 3,820 results pop up. Unfortunately, when I searched, the top link is to a video messianic Passover Seder. But look just a little further and you’ll find some good videos to watch as you take a break from making the charoset, and most of them are good fun to share with the kids in your life.

This one, from the Jewish outreach organization Aish HaTorah, has a nice message and clever graphics, though buried under a bit of psychobabble, which seems aimed to appeal to all those 20- and 30-something veterans of the therapist’s couch.

Some of them are schmaltzy enough to appeal more to bubbie than your teenager:

Passover Blues falls somewhere between the two, and is still worth a watch:

This one has nicely done graphics:

And this chuckle-worthy one has Family Guy-style animation:

But my all-time favorite, since I started noticing these videos a couple of years ago, is by William Levin and local folkie Michelle Citrin. It melds a little bit of offbeat cool with goofy fun. It may not be the newest, but the video that follows wins the award for best overall:

I’m just wondering now if some clever creative type is going to figure out how to boil the idea down to a Tweet.


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