Aish HaTorah is a Jewish outreach organization known for its Bible lessons, religion classes and its website Aish.com which has a 24-hour live webcam of the Western Wall. The organization is also gaining a reputation for making very entertaining music videos around the Jewish holidays.
With the Jewish new year Rosh Hashanah starting Wednesday evening, Aish is out with its latest, this time featuring break dancers and some impressive picking from a Hasidic guitarist, filmed outside the iconic walls of Jerusalem’s Old City.
Break dancing, back handsprings and back flips outside Jerusalem's Old City walls (Image: Aish.com via YouTube)
A takeoff on Daft Punk’s hit “Get Lucky,” the Jerusalem video “Get Clarity” has gone viral on YouTube, with more than 345,000 views so far.
While the original version of “Get Lucky” features lyrics such as, “I’m up all night to get lucky,” the Aish version is squeaky clean, pushing a message that’s all about uplifting the soul and inspiration in keeping with the spirit of starting the new year with a clear slate.
“Let’s raise the bar, set our sights to the stars,” goes the song.
“We make mistakes, start anew, we can change. Take stock, search your soul, shana tova [happy new year], time to grow.”
Break dancers wearing the attire associated with Orthodox men, including black yarmulkes and ritual fringes under their shirts, do back handsprings on the grass and backflips off the sides of the Old City’s stone walls, sending their yarmulkes flying.
Hasidic musician Menachem Herman demonstrates impressive guitar picking. According to his website, Herman is a Canadian-born guitarist and vocalist, who writes that he finds “faith through music.”
Check out the video courtesy of Aish.com:
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