A group of Hasidic singers took to the field last week in Coney Island to kick off the annual baseball game between the New York Police Department team and a team of players from the Flatbush Hatzolah volunteeer ambulance service of Brooklyn, New York.
At first the singers ran into difficulties with the microphone and the words, but then the leader of the group whipped out his smartphone to read the lyrics and belted out the National Anthem while the backup singers hummed along.
They followed up by singing another patriotic song, God Bless America, and this time they knew the words. We think Irving Berlin would have been proud.
P.S. As reported by The Yeshiva World News, the Hatzolah team beat the NYPD team, 8-6.
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(A tip of the kippah to Esther Kustanowitz for bringing this story to our attention.)