Thursday, July 11, 2013

Unexpected Traces in Jewish Places: Haredi Musicians Play Beatles' Nowhere Man in Jerusalem


We've been running a series of occasional posts called Jewish Traces in Unexpected Places, where we share a slice of Jewish life in a location that you'd least expect to find it, such as bizarre versions of Hava Nagila and the Mud Men of Papua New Guinea reciting Sh'ma Yisrael.

Now it's time for a look at the reverse of this phenomenon that we'll call Unexpected Traces in Jewish Places. In this case the Jewish place is the Mamilla Shopping Mall in Jerusalem, and the unexpected trace is a couple of Haredi musicians playing guitar and singing one of the Beatles' most popular songs, Nowhere Man.

Not exactly what you'd expect a short distance from the Old City of Jerusalem, but thanks to Igor Trubin, who posted this and a few other selections that we'll be bringing you if you "like" this one, we can all enjoy this unexpected slice of Israeli life.

How do these musicians compare with the original? Below is a clip of the Beatles performing the same song live in concert in 1966.

Enjoy!

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