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Britney repents for Rosh Hashanah [VIDEO]

by  Orit Arfa

October 13, 2008 | 2:13 am

Screen capture from the video

What a great way to start the Jewish New Year!

Britney’s new video has premiered and as one of her longtime fans, I definitely believe that Britney is beginning to do teshuva (repentance). Actually, her teshuva has already been reported by the press, who quote an interview to be aired on MTV a few days before the release of her next album.

“I sit there and I look back and I’m like, ‘I’m a smart person. What the hell was I thinking?” Britney says.

Yes, Britney has been beating her chest—and not only to get the men to heave.

Now for her post-Kippur reinvention: her video for “Womanizer”—a surefire hit. First of all, the song is hot and filled with attitude. The arrangement is filter and synth heavy, but extremely danceable. It has that get-up-out-of-your-seat, seductive girl-power vibe we can only truly get from the Brit.

The choreography is not as complex as her classics like “I’m a Slave 4 U” and “Stronger”,  but she no longer looks as glassy-eyed as she did in “Piece of Me.” She’s fierce again, and apparently back in shape (any airbrushing aside).

I first prayed for her after her flop on the MTV VMA’s last year. I’m glad at least some of my prayers have been answered. May the Jewish people take inspiration because sometimes I also wonder “We’re a smart people. What the hell were we Jews thinking?”

May you go from strength to strength, Britney!

Womanizer—the video.  [ADULT CONTENT]

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