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  • Documentary filmmaker has a ‘Hava Nagila’ in her heart

    By Elyse Glickman

    February 27, 2013 | 8:15 am

    "Hava Nagila” is one of those songs, like “Celebration” and “Auld Lang Syne,” that brings back memories and gets stuck in one’s head. In fact, “Hava Nagila” is so ingrained in American pop culture that many non-Jews can readily identify it, and high-profile non-Jewish recording...

  • Aly Raisman, Munich 11’s David Berger to be inducted into Jewish Sports Hall of Fame

    August 28, 2012 | 1:14 pm

    Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast Aly Raisman will be inducted into the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame and Museum.

    Raisman, 18, of Needham, Mass., will be among eight inductees into the hall in Commack, N.Y., in April 2013.

    Also to be honored at the 21st annual induction...

  • Aly Raisman Is More Than An Olympic Champion

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    August 9, 2012 | 7:31 am

    Aly Raisman is not only a gold-medalist Olympic Champion, but she is a Jew with a conscience, a memory, and not afraid to speak truth to power. Her use of Hava Nagila as the music for her individual routines was deliberately chosen as a statement of protest to the International Olympic Committee that refused to honor the 11 Israeli athletes murdered by Palestinian terrorists at the Munich Olympics in 1972. Read the full story here.

    Kol hakavod to Aly not only for her medals, but for her character!

  • Raisman, Down Under athletes soar among Jewish Olympians

    August 7, 2012 | 2:58 pm

    Slideshow highlighting Aly Raisman‘s Olympics at bottom

    U.S. gymnast Aly Raisman and athletes from Down Under were the story for Jewish sports fans at the London Olympics.

    Raisman, who performs her floor routines to the melody of “Hava Nagilah,” won an individual gold medal on...

  • Rising star Aly Raisman

    July 31, 2012 | 4:37 pm

    Among the more popular U.S. Olympians is Aly Raisman, an 18-year-old Jewish gymnast from the Boston area whose star has been rising in London for a few reasons. First it was her song choice for the floor exercise routine—an instrumental version of “Hava Nagila” that she had used last...

  • Jewish gymnasts win medals at world championships

    October 17, 2011 | 11:49 am

    American Alexandra Raisman won a bronze medal in floor exercise for a routine choreographed to “Hava Nagila” at the 2011 World Gymnastics Championships in Tokyo.

    Raisman, 17, of suburban Boston also was the captain of the U.S. gold medal-winning squad in the absence of Alicia...

  • Israelis + Cell Phones + Sushi = Impaling a Stranger with a Chopstick

    By Ilana Angel

    September 15, 2011 | 7:50 am

    Yesterday was busy.  I worked all day, picked up my son from school, and with Big Brother and America’s Got Talent having their season finales, and Survivor premiering, I had a long night of blogging for my reality blog Keeping it Real.  I decided we would go out for dinner so I...

  • Hava Nagila: The Movie

    August 25, 2011 | 10:23 am

  • Top gymnast gives ‘Hava Nagila’ a perfect 10

    August 16, 2011 | 10:09 am

    Places you expect to hear “Hava Nagila”: weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, every pop culture depiction of traditional Jews and … gymnastics competitions?

    In fact, the answer is all of the above.

    Alexandra Raisman, 17, one of the top elite gymnasts in the United States and a member of...

  • Hava Nagila: Funny, you don’t look Jewish

    By JewishJournal.com

    August 5, 2007 | 12:39 pm

    Music is a universal language, and sometimes it has Hebrew lyrics!

    Check out these versions of Hava Nagila from Texas, Bollywood and Thailand:

    Hava Nagila Texas Style (Featuring Juan & Pancho)

    Bollywood Hava Nagila—with subtitles in Hebrew and Russki

    Hava Nagila Thai Style

    All these videos are favorites on JewishJournal.com’s YouTube Channel.


    —Dennis Wilen