Hebrew Crunk!

In order to revitalize young Jewish people’s in the Holy New year’s rituals, Taglit-isreal presents the following…

This animated sampling mixes a beat sounding similar to Ludacris’s Money Maker with the blaring of the holiday’s Shofar, a trumpet is an essential part of the Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services.

I think that it’s interesting that a religious foundation that organizes “birth-right” trips to the “Holy Land” would promote this video as a way to make the high holiday appeal to the younger or YouTube generation.

This viral, at a glance, may appear offensive to the religious nature of the Rosh Hashanah. Rosh Hashanah, the celebration of the New Year, is the most important and widely celebrated Jewish holiday. Though not a member of the religion, even I can see how the Rabbi rocking out on a ceremonial horn could ruffle a few feathers. I can only imagine what the parents, who have never even heard of Crunk, might think of this.

All seriousness aside, I do think this video is absurd and well conceived. Nothing says “celebration” to the MTV or video-hosting crowd like a booty shaken rap video. But there is one thing I am still having difficulty deciding… which is more crunk, the gold teeth or the booties on ‘dem apples?


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