Tagged ‘Hava Nagila’

‘Hava Nagila’ film, coming to Tucson, chronicles song’s journey from shtetl to cliche

California filmmaker Roberta Grossman, who was inspired to make "Hava Nagila (The Movie)" by cherished memories of dancing to the tune at family affairs, spent three years researching the song's history. (Courtesy "Hava Nagila The Movie")

NEW YORK (JTA) — You’re at a wedding or Bar Mitzvah, mingling at the bar or catching up with a distant relative, when you hear it — the opening notes of a familiar tune that as if by some invisible force carries you and other guests to the dance… Read more »

Gymnastics and ‘Hava Nagila’: the best of

NEW YORK (JTA) — Not all “Hava Nagila” routines are created equal. Here are five routines performed to different versions of the Jewish folk tune by notable gymnasts: Lilia Podkopayeva (Ukraine), 1994 World Championships in Brisbane, Australia http://youtu.be/-IVUIoLBMEg The future 1996 Olympic champion uses “Hava Nagila” in the all… Read more »