Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Report from Jerusalem:
Yom Ha'atzmaut -- Israel Independence Day. It's coming up next Tuesday, and Jerusalem is all aglow with anticipation. It's the 65th anniversary of the founding of the State of Israel, and at the age of 65, the country is not ready for retirement. Cranes are visible all over, new apartment houses are going up, and everyone is in high spirits.
Israeli flags are being distributed in the streets and sold in supermarkets, and many cars are already flying the small flags that attach to the car windows.
It's a national holiday, the kids are off from school, and barbecues are being planned everywhere. So it's not surprising that music videos are beginning to appear on the internet.
We're starting off today with a performance by our favorite musical group, the Fountainheads of Midreshet Ein Prat, who have been featured on Jewish Humor Central for the last few years with their innovative, ebullient singing and choreography for the major Jewish holidays. This week they released a new video, Hope, just in time for Israel Independence Day.
(A SPECIAL NOTE FOR NEW EMAIL SUBSCRIBERS: THE VIDEO MAY NOT BE VIEWABLE DIRECTLY FROM THE EMAIL THAT YOU GET EACH DAY ON SOME COMPUTERS AND TABLETS. YOU MUST CLICK ON THE TITLE AT THE TOP OF THE EMAIL TO REACH THE JEWISH HUMOR CENTRAL WEBSITE, FROM WHICH YOU CLICK ON THE PLAY BUTTON IN THE VIDEO IMAGE TO START THE VIDEO.)