Sunday, August 17, 2014
A few months ago we posted two versions of the Pharrell Wiliams Academy Award-winning song Happy that were filmed in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. The videos showed views of residents of Israel singing and dancing around the cities.
The goal was to give people abroad a feel good impression of the cities other than a view they might have from getting all their information from the mainstream media.
And then something happened. Gaza.
But the sudden war that erupted didn't change the positive attitudes that Israelis maintained throughout the crisis. The residents of the city of Efrat, a thriving town near Jerusalem, wanted to show their high spirits by participating in a similar video showing their happiness about living in Israel. And as the video shows, while made during the height of the recent crisis, its residents, young and old, are still happy.
(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.)
(A tip of the kippah to Sheila Zucker for bringing this video to our attention)