Friday, December 28, 2012
Adon Olam, the traditional song that ends the morning Shabbat service in most synagogues, has almost as many versions as Hava Nagila.
We've shared more than 20 versions of Hava Nagila and eight of Adon Olam, two of them from Brazil. The videos and their descriptions are all listed and linked together in our book Jewish Humor on Your Desktop: Jewish Traces in Interesting Places.
Today we're returning to Brazil for a third time, with the Kol Haneshama Chorale making their second appearance, this time with an unusual take on Adon Olam. It's set to the Beatles' song Hey Jude.
This group really gets around. They sing in synagogues, clubs, auditoriums, and other locations in Brazil, not all of them Jewish. If you happen to notice some of the wall hangings in this performance, this will become apparent.
Tomorrow if you're called on to lead the singing at the end of the service, you might consider this version. You'll probably be surprised by the number of congregants singing along.
Enjoy and Shabbat shalom!
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