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Yid Vid: Hava Nagila Without Borders

By Daniel Treiman

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The fun folks over at Jewlicious have assembled a quartet of YouTube videos that testify to the universal appeal of that beloved Jewish standard, Hava Nagila. There are renditions from Thailand, India, Britain and Texas. The Thai one is my personal favorite, but it’s been making its way around cyberspace for quite sometime, so here’s a runner-up, from a “Salute to Israel” dinner at (controversial) Pastor John Hagee’s Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas:

Who knew Christian Zionists had so much down-home ruach?


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Comments
Dennis Wilen Tue. Jan 15, 2008

Been there, done that: http://www.jewishjournal.com/bloggish/2007/08/hava-nagila-funny-you-dont-look-jewish.html

Dave Thu. Jan 17, 2008

Only in the Forward would a supporter of Israel be 'controversial'

Alan Black Sat. Jan 19, 2008

I don't care who does it..Great rendition of a great song...More power to the people..Teach them Hatikva...

Bloozboy Sat. Jan 19, 2008

Don't forget this timeless version by the Four Squeezins! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mpj5Gj8A9s0




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