Sunday, August 26, 2012

Jewish Sword Dancer Wins Bronze With Hava Nagila in Korean Competition


Did you know that Aly Raisman is not the only Jewish American to win a world championship by performing to the music of Hava Nagila?  Of course, we all know about Raisman's achievement in gymnastics, winning the gold medal at the London Summer Olympics for her floor exercise.

Meanwhile, 5,500 miles away in Daejeon City, South Korea, practitioners of the ancient Korean martial art of Haedong Gumdo have been competing for medals in an international competition.

The bronze medal was won by Josh Segal, performing the sword dance to a medley of Israeli songs, including Nigun Atik, Hava Nagila, and Erev Shel Shoshanim.

Enjoy!

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