Rosh Hashanah video clips ring in Jewish New Year

ISRAEL21c brings you the top seven new clips on the web to celebrate the Jewish New Year.

Apples and Benji Lovitt

On the web, Rosh Hashanah always brings a fresh batch of holiday-themed videos. This year’s selection doesn’t disappoint. ISRAEL21c has scavenged YouTube and Vimeo to bring you the best of 5774:

1. Street Shofar

One of the sounds of Rosh Hashanah is that of the shofar (ram’s horn). ‘Street Shofar’ takes viewers on a beautiful visual trek across Israel — from Jerusalem’s Old City to Bedouin villages to Tel Aviv night clubs — bringing the shofar’s “eternal message of peace, understanding and new possibility.” It’s a heartfelt video that needs no words to get its message across.

2. Apples and Mayonnaise

Local comedian Benji Lovitt tries to find a better taste combination for the traditional apples and honey Rosh Hashanah combo. Lovitt is known for stand-up comedy about life in Israel and Israeli society. His video will bring a smile to your face.

3. Aish.com

Viewers know that when a new holiday rolls around, Aish Hatorah’s social media department is the place to click for a top production holiday-themed video. “Get Clarity,” the Jewish take on Daft Punk’s hit “Get Lucky” features Yeshiva students making all the right moves.

4. Six13 a cappella

Another holiday singsong comes a cappella from the American Six13 Jewish group. Their song about apples-and-honey is a remix of Macklemore’s megahit, “Can’t Hold Us.” The best lyric hands down: On this holiday no one tried to kill us but hey who cares, let’s eat!

5. Technion-Israel Institute of Technology

Staff and students at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology don’t just dip an apple in honey, as per tradition. They prefer to mesh science, physics, math and fun in order to fulfill the mitzvah. Take aim.

6. Temple Run

JEWBELLish, creators of this year’s funniest app-inspired Rosh Hashanah video, ask synagogue-goers whether they’ve ever thought of cutting out of prayers early. Temple Run takes on a whole new meaning.

7. Animaboard

Israeli graphic artists have also got into the holiday spirit. The best Rosh Hashanah themed clip ISRAEL21c found features the traditional pomegranate fruits in a cute cartoon.

Happy New Year and Shana Tova to everyone celebrating!

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About Viva Sarah Press

Viva Sarah Press is an associate editor and writer at ISRAEL21c. She has extensive experience in reporting/editing in the print, online and broadcast fields. She has jumped out of a plane, ducked rockets and been attacked by a baboon all in the name of a good story. Her work has been published by international media outlets including Israel Television, CNN, Reuters, The Jerusalem Post and Time Out.