Tuesday, June 06, 2006

I Wish More Jews Were Like This

No time for a full roundup, as I have to be in Manhattan pretty early this morning, but I wanted to highlight this post by IsraellyCool from yesterday.

Ha'aretz reports on how the Black Eyed Peas wowed fans with their Zionist sentiments.
Just when it seems too late by far, something hits us upside our calloused shell of a head, and there it is. From a direction we could not expect, something comes to fan long-buried Zionist faith back to life.

The Black Eyed Peas, for example.

They stopped at nothing. They spoke about the possibility of moving to Israel to live. "Y'see, I brought my mom and my grandma. You know, we're Christian, but I think I'm gonna convert to Judaism ..."

The audience, which came knowing every syllable of every infinitely complex song, was caught entirely unprepared. They were witnessing a full-blown Revival Meeting of that old time Zionism, and it was their turn to testify.

Testify they did.

In seconds, they were delirious.

The band broke into a horn driven, Mussel Shoals-seasoned "Hava Nagila." The crowd, already bananas, roared so loud it would have surprised no one had it been capable of levitating itself through sheer animal delight, and a peculiarly local version of loud, proud, surprised, oddly patriotic, unedited love.
I have been a fan of the Black Eyed Peas music for quite a while. Now I count myself a fan of the Black Eyed Peas.
Amen. And... Wow. Read the whole thing.