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“Hava Nagila” With a Twist

Israeli superstar singer Gad Elbaz sings the beloved classic "Hava Nagila" like you've never heard before, filmed in solidarity with Paris Jews. Full Story, Video

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LOVE IT!!!!!!! 🙂

Is there some kind of controversial history of Hava Nagila?
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Is there some kind of controversial history of Hava Nagila?

I thought I heard somewhere that it used to be considered a standard niggun in chassidishe circles, but it fell out of favor in the frum world due to something — but I don’t know what…perhaps its popularity among the non-frum? Maybe some kind of association with Zionism?

Can someone refute or verify this (with more info.)?

s2 Gad elbaz
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s2 Gad elbaz

He is just awesome!!

Great!
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Great!

My teen watched and said there’s hope for Jewish music! Go Danny Finkleman

History of Hava Nagillah
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History of Hava Nagillah

The tune: the tune is an old chassidic tune sang by many chassidim in pre war Poland/Russia. Till this day it is sung by some chassidim. In Lubavitch this niggun was sang at the hype of the farbrengens. The chassidim would dance on tables and sing this joius melody (source: Reb Mendel Marozov). Reb Mendel Marozov sing the niggun till this day by farbrengens. The words forming the song ‘Hava Nagillah’: it’s an Israeli folk song. It’s one the first modern Israeli folk song in the Hebrew language (Zionist Ivrit). (Source: Wikipedia). For this reason, chassidic Jews which reject Zionism… Read more »

Gad!
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Gad!

En Kamocha!

to #2
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to #2

association with Zionism and anti-torah movement.

Gad Elbaz
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Gad Elbaz

Whoa! The best song i have heard in a while! This song makes me dance!

History of Hava Nagillah
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History of Hava Nagillah

The tune: The tune is an old chassidic tune sang by many chassidim in pre war Poland/Russia. The niggun is attributed to the Sadigurer Chassidim, who lived in what is now Ukraine. (Source: Wikipedia). Till this day it is sung by some chassidim. In Lubavitch this niggun was sung at the hype of the farbrengens. The chassidim would dance on tables and sing this joyous melody (source: Reb Mendel Marozov). Reb Mendel Marozov sings this niggun till this day by farbrengens. The words forming the song ‘Hava Nagillah’: It’s an Israeli folk song. It’s one the first modern Israeli folk… Read more »

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I dunno. But I assume it is ok, being that it was played following a video of the rebbe at the cteens event in times square.

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I remember singing in chabad yeshiva school when ypunger but later they stop singing not sure the reason why

To number 10
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To number 10

Just because it was played after a Rebbe’s video doesn’t make it Ok. Some think it’s okay b/c it’s a niggun, and others might think the opposite b/c it’s an Israeli folk song(#9)

Amazing !  Should Go Viral Big Time !
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Amazing ! Should Go Viral Big Time !
Rebbe Rashab Forbade it after it became popular by Zionists
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Rebbe Rashab Forbade it after it became popular by Zionists

Almost 50 years ago in Oholei Torah some friends told me that someone was singing this song and Reb Eli Chaim Roitblat said that the Rebbe Rashab forbid singing it since the Zionist started singing it

Zionism
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Zionism

The song resembles Zionism and the Jewish Statehood.

it was related once.....
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it was related once.....

there is a story that happened when the frierdiker rebbe was visiting the kramer family (chaim zalman, shmuel) in Bensonhurst in 1927 – they made a melave malka, and they were singing this song, and the frierdiker rebbe waited in the kitchen, and would not enter the room until they stopped singing the song. (Even though this same niggun was sung as far back as the Mharash or the Tzemach Tzedek – however, since it became the zionist ballad – it was transformed into a catalyst for klipa.)

forgot a word
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forgot a word

its nagila VENISMICHA

AMAZING
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AMAZING

this song is the song I was waiting for
CANT STOP LISTENING TO IT!!!!!!!

I Hear Joy
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I Hear Joy

I have no knowledge of the history and I only learned the meaning of some of the words this day, but I have sung the melody for more than 50 years because the music is one of my favorite expressions pure & simple joy at being Alive.

As a peacenik, I applaud this response to ignorant hatred and violence. What better way could there be to say We are here and you can not destroy us or take away – we will embrace life & joy and go on (and on and on and on…..)

amazing
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amazing

love it 🙂

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he didnt thats how the song goes in HIS song- i saw him singing VENISMICHA in the CTEEN motzoei shabbos video on chabad.org

awesome!!
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awesome!!

His voice!

AWESOME!!!
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AWESOME!!!

LOVE THIS STUFF ITS SO FUN!
most jewish music is not cool
this is

love it!!!!
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love it!!!!

this is the best song ever! its awsome!

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