Thursday, December 23, 2010

Euphonic Friday: Moshe, Moshe Edition

Erev Shabbat Parshat Shmot is the perfect time to post an old family favorite: Shimi Tavori’s classic song Moshe -winner of the 1979 Mizrachi Song Festival.

Tzni’ut alert: The following video includes three backup dancers. (Actually, by today’s standards, they’re relatively modestly dressed...)


Hat tip: Once (and hopefully future) blogger Einshem

In any event, I have to admit that this video cracks me up.

After all, the sight of girls shimmying incongruously to a song about the Burning Bush, Matan Torah, and other highlights of Moshe Rabbeinus life is very, very funny…


!שבת שלום ומבורך


  1. The tie is definitely vintage 70's. You're right that by today's standards the girls are not so immodest. Unfortunately, I've seen women go into some shuls wearing less. And though they are wearing pants, they are loose fitting and much less revealing than the tight, short skirts many opt for.

  2. Would those be considered koolats?

    Thanks for posting - havent heard this song in ages!

    Shabbat Shalom to the whole Shiputzim family.


  3. I haven't heard this one before, either! Thanks for posting! Shabbat Shalom to you and yours, lady! :)

  4. For Eurovision the dancers looked like nuns, if you'll excuse the example...
    How did he do? I don't remember.

  5. Ariella - IMNSHO, the tie is nothing compared to the flashy gold watch/bracelet... :-)

    Jameel - I think those are harem pants - not culottes. [And where else but in the Blogosphere would we be having this discussion?! :-) ]

    Galit - My parents used to (still do?) have a tape of the 1979 Mizrachi Song Festival, and we'd listen to this song over and over again...

    Batya - This song came in first place.

  6. Classic! I thoroughly enjoyed this. If only background dancers wore that much clothing these days...hey, if only most people wore that much clothing!

  7. Rivki - I'm glad you enjoyed it.


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