Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Amazing Haredi Rabbis Sing Simon and Garfunkel on New Israeli TV Show


Back in July we posted a video clip of two Haredi musicians playing the Beatles' Nowhere Man at the Mamilla Mall in Jerusalem. We discovered them while doing some late night surfing on YouTube to find a suitable post for the next day. But we didn't know anything about them, not even their names. 

In August we found another clip of the same musicians playing the Pink Floyd song Wish You Were Here on Jaffa Road, and this time the comments revealed their first names -- Arie and Gil, and that they are Breslover Chasidim. But that's all. We thought they were very good, and so did you, from the reactions that we got to the blog posts. We wondered who they are, where they live, and when we would see more of them.

Well last week, they appeared on the new Israeli TV show "Kochav haBa (Rising Star) and when they played and sang Simon and Garfunkel's Sounds of Silence, the audience and the judges went wild. Thanks to the captions, we know they are brothers, Aryeh and Gil Gat. Aryeh, the older brother, is 48 and lives in Beit Shemesh. Gil, the younger brother, is 38, and lives in Jerusalem.

We'll keep an eye out for more of their appearances, especially when we visit Jerusalem in November, and share them with you when we find them.

Until then, enjoy!

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(A tip of the kippah to Nancy Weisberger for bringing this video to our attention.)