Friday, January 24, 2014
When Bud Coulson married Rebecca Gordon in New Jersey last week, he also embraced Jewish Orthodoxy.
As a member of his family's jazz band, he wrote and performed Just a Kosher Walk With Thee, a song with original lyrics celebrating his new status as an Orthodox Jew, with his family band members accompanying him in front of the wedding guests.
We don't think he expected the video clip that he posted on YouTube to be seen by the thousands of Jewish Humor Central subscribers, but since he invited YouTube viewers to share it, we were only too glad to take him up on the offer and share in the simcha.
The video, which includes subtitles, touches on aspects of Orthodoxy, including kashrut and Shabbat observance. It's set to the melody of Just a Closer Walk With Thee, a song with roots in gospel, jazz, and country music.
Mazal tov, Bud and Rebecca, and Shabbat shalom to all!
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