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Your Hanukkah Moment of Zen

Dancing in the Jerusalem streets

Marc Tracy
December 03, 2009

Nefesh b’Nefesh, the non-profit that seeks to increase the numbers of those who make aliyah, recently organized a holiday-themed “flash mob”—in which a group of people suddenly stage a seemingly impromptu, wacky performance in a public place—on Jerusalem’s Ben Yehuda Street. Do you want to watch over 100 people dancing to a version of Outkast’s “Hey Ya!” with Hanukkah-appropriate lyrics? Of course you do!

Marc Tracy is a staff writer at The New Republic, and was previously a staff writer at Tablet. He tweets @marcatracy.

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