Thursday, October 24, 2013
The doctors and medical staff at Shaarei Zedek Hospital in Jerusalem wanted to show they're serious about the importance of hand washing in all areas of the hospital. Hand hygiene is critical for fighting infections.
So to illustrate their point graphically and musically they created a rap and breakdance video in a parody of the popular Israeli song Hafinali by the group called Subliminal.
We've been sitting on the video for a few weeks because originally it was all in Hebrew with only Hebrew subtitles. English subtitles were just added and we're publishing it here today to share with you.
In the video, a staff member playing the role of a germ that infiltrated the hospital and is running rampant is tracked down and captured by everyone who washes their hands with water, soap, and sanitizer.
The singers and dancers include an infectious disease specialist and head of pediatrics, epidemiology nurses, members of infections disease and women's medicine departments and the intensive care unit.
(A SPECIAL NOTE FOR NEW EMAIL SUBSCRIBERS: THE VIDEO IS NOT VIEWABLE DIRECTLY FROM THE EMAIL THAT YOU GET EACH DAY. 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.)
(A tip of the kippah to Sheila Zucker for bringing the original video to our attention.)