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The Origins of Hava Nagilah

posted by Nell Minow

Many of us have danced to Hava Nagilah. But how many of us know where it comes from? Here is a charming excerpt from a forthcoming documentary (featuring the co-creator of “Friends,” Harry Belafonte, and Leonard Nimoy!) that has the story.

Thanks to my mom for sharing this with me!



  • http://www.indiegogo.com/Hava-Nagilah-What-Is-It Roberta Grossman

    This video is a fundraising clip for my film Hava Nagilah: What Is It? If you’d like to support the making of the film, please make a tax-deductible donation at:
    http://www.indiegogo.com/Hava-Nagilah-What-Is-It
    Everyone who gives $18 or more will get a credit on the film!
    Thanks, Roberta Grossman, Director Hava Nagilah: What Is It?

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