Tuesday, March 25, 2014

"Happy" Song Brings Out the Best of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem


Happy in Tel Aviv
The Jerusalem Post reported last week about the non-profit news and educational organization ISRAEL21c filming its own version of the Pharrell Williams Academy Award-winning song Happy, in the streets of Tel Aviv. 

Their goal was to create a feel good video that would give people abroad a different view of the city.
 
Just over two weeks later, the Grammy-winning artist chose the Tel Aviv adaptation of his hit as one of the best in the world, and invited it to be submitted for use in the UN's second International Day of Happiness. 


Shortly after the release of the Tel Aviv version, producer Molly Livingstone and the students of Tichon Ramah Yerushalayim assembled a cast of happy Jerusalemites including Mayor Nir Barkat, Yisrael Campbell, and Gary Rudoren. 

Happy in Jerusalem
Also cooperating were Shutaf Inclusion Programs in Jerusalem, Burgers Bar Emek Refaim, The Times of Israel, The Israel Tennis Centers-Jerusalem, Cinema City Jerusalem, Shalom Falafel, and The Goldstein Youth Village.

They sang and danced their way around the old and new cities of Jerusalem to the beat of this popular song. While we like the Tel Aviv version, we feel that the Jerusalem version has a more Jewish and Israeli touch.

Which one do you like better? Let us know in the comments below the videos. Here are the two videos. Enjoy!

(A SPECIAL NOTE FOR NEW EMAIL SUBSCRIBERS:  THE VIDEO MAY NOT BE VIEWABLE DIRECTLY FROM THE EMAIL THAT YOU GET EACH DAY ON SOME COMPUTERS AND TABLETS.  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.)
  




1 comment:

  1. Wow!! Try playing them both simultaneously!!! Super!!!

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