Jewish Journal


February 15, 2008

Baruch Obama music video includes Hebrew, was directed by Bob Dylan’s son Jesse


I love this music video (above), and its anti-video (which parodies the style to skewer McCain) but I never noticed that one of the “yes we can” lyrics was actually in Hebrew (ken, anu yecholim) sung by Israeli-born actress Maya Rubin ; and I certainly just learned that it was bankrolled and directed by Jesse Dylan, Bob Dylan’s son.

All this thanks to our friends at the Jewish Telegraphic Agency.

With ordinary folks contributing remarkable videos like these, who can doubt that this year’s electemization will feature the greatest voter turnout in history?

I keep thinking of this old Dylan lyric (pay attention, Super Delegates!):

Come senators, congressmen
Please heed the call
Don’t stand in the doorway
Don’t block up the hall
For he that gets hurt
Will be he who has stalled
There’s a battle outside
And it is ragin’.
It’ll soon shake your windows
And rattle your walls
For the times they are a-changin’.

Come mothers and fathers
Throughout the land
And don’t criticize
What you can’t understand
Your sons and your daughters
Are beyond your command
Your old road is
Rapidly agin’.
Please get out of the new one
If you can’t lend your hand
For the times they are a-changin’.

The line it is drawn
The curse it is cast
The slow one now
Will later be fast
As the present now
Will later be past
The order is
Rapidly fadin’.
And the first one now
Will later be last
For the times they are a-changin’.

—Dennis Wilen

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