Friday, February 24, 2012

The Hesder Boys from Sydney Check in With the First Purim Music Video


With Purim only 13 days away, we're eagerly awaiting the posting of Purim music videos from the best-known groups that have delighted viewers for the last couple of years. We're expecting new songs from the Maccabeats, the Fountainheads, and the folks at Aish.com.We're keeping an eye out for their new entries, and we'll bring them to you as soon as they surface.

Today we're posting the first music video of the Purim season that we've seen, and it comes from a new source, The Hesder Boys from Kollel Torah MiTzion in Sydney, Australia.

The Torah MiTzion Kollel program establishes centers for the study of Torah and promulgates the connection between Torah and Israel. These learning centers take the form of a Beit Midrash in which Torah scholars immerse themselves in study and practice of successes in enriching and enhancing Jewish communities around the world by promoting the lofty ideals of Torat Israel, Am Israel and Eretz Israel.
 
The core of these Kollelim are young, recent graduates of the Hesder Yeshivot, where advanced Jewish study is combined with military service in the Israeli army. Idealistic and dedicated, these learned young men and women are carfully selected and brought from Israel for a period of one or two years to serve as role models of the kipah seruga (knitted kippa) generation of Religious Zionism, balancing between safra v'sayfa (book and sword) and performing both midrash u'ma'aseh (study and action).

And, they can sing, too.  Enjoy!

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