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

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/culture/article/hava_nagila_film_chronicles_songs_journey_from_shtetl_to_cliche

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 floor for the rousing dance circle ritual.

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