Thursday, April 21, 2016
Do You Hear Our People Sing? is one of the latest of a string of parodies of popular songs and Broadway show tunes that relate to Passover in general and to the seder in particular.
Barbara Sarshik has written lyrics to many songs from Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, South Pacific, West Side Story, Fiddler on the Roof, The Pirates of Penzance, and songs from the Beatles songbook.
Together with a few other lyricists and with the aid of graphic designer Randi Rose she compiled a songbook that we can all download and use to bring an extra measure of joy to our seder tables this week.
Here's a video of Do You Hear Our People Sing?, one of the 67 songs in the collection, as performed by The Charosettes.
(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.)