Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Wishing Israel a Happy 62nd Birthday and Recognizing 62 Famous Jews Who Shaped Its History

We're taking a one-day break from comedy to wish the State of Israel and all of its people a Happy 62nd Birthday on Israel Independence Day.

We're sharing a special video directed by Shay Shalom.  Set to a driving rhythmic accompaniment, the video names 62 famous Jewish men and women who changed Jewish history more than any others, had a strong influence on Jewish Life, or had a deep connection to the founding of the state.  We hope you enjoy it.  Yom Huledet Sameach!

1 comment:

  1. Great that Deborah made it to #7 and that Moses = Charlton Heston.

    But there is a connection to comedy in this video. Many duos - whether comedic or prophetic - are destined to share a spot on any "top" list: just like you wouldn't list Abbott and Costello separately (because who would you rank first?) you don't list Ezra and Nehemiah (or other duos) separately.

    And very brave to include Jesus - at which point a Subliminal song starts playing. Coincidence? What if I told you the line "העבר מאחוריה היא צופה אל הבאות" is cued up to match Golda Meir, looking forward, on-screen?

    Great video - thanks for sharing. Happy Yom Ha'atzmaut!