Recently, the White House invited the Maccabeats (we posted their viral video "Candlelight" on our blog back in December), a choral group from Yeshiva University, to perform for President Obama. The young singers gleefully headed to D.C. and sang their hearts out for the president. But, the story took an odd turn when the guys returned home and posted a recording of their performance on the Internet. Matzav.com has more:
Matzav.com, in the Featured Video section, recently presented a video of the famed Maccabetas singing group performing for President Barack Obama at a reception in the White House in honor of American Jewish Heritage Month, the month of May. American Jewish Heritage Month pays tribute to the American Jews who have helped form the fabric of American history, culture and society.
As part of the entertainment at the event, the Maccabeats were invited to sing several songs. They also did an impromptu acapella chant, with beautiful harmonies, of “Four More Years"...
To many, the White House's actions are baffling. After all, why did the government ask the group to remove the video? There may be a variety of reasons for the request -- some of them relatively harmless, but the uncertainty is breeding speculation. American Thinker writes:
Maybe there is an innocuous explanation, but the ugly suspicion that Obama does not want anything "too Jewish" associated with himself from reaching Arab eyes inevitably suggests itself.
After searching the White House Web site, we were unable to track the video down. But, after a quick Google search, we located the clip (complete with the WH.gov logo) on Yeshiva University's YouTube page. Interesting, right? You can watch below:
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The story is odd in that these singers offered praise to the president. Obama openly expressed his gratitude for the performance. Below, you can watch him thank the Maccabeats (this video is posted on the White House Web site). He even cracks a joke about liking the Maccabeats' "four more years" chant:
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(h/t Gateway Pundit)