It's the same in any lingo

בַּת-בָּבֶל, הַשְּׁדוּדָה: אַשְׁרֵי שֶׁיְשַׁלֶּם-לָךְ-- אֶת-גְּמוּלֵךְ, שֶׁגָּמַלְתּ לָנוּ
אַשְׁרֵי שֶׁיֹּאחֵז וְנִפֵּץ אֶת-עֹלָלַיִךְ-- אֶל-הַסָּלַע

How can one be compelled to accept slavery? I simply refuse to do the master's bidding. He may torture me, break my bones to atoms and even kill me. He will then have my dead body, not my obedience. Ultimately, therefore, it is I who am the victor and not he, for he has failed in getting me to do what he wanted done. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, what am I? If not now, when? ~ Rav Hillel, Pirke Avot

This Red Sea Pedestrian Stands against Judeophobes

This Red Sea Pedestrian Stands against Judeophobes
Wear It With Pride

15 August 2009

A New Blog and A Time To Rock

I am in the process of putting together a new blog, not as a replacement for the beloved Valve, but as a contrasting place. Whereas OMV has become largely dedicated to issues of politics, Jewish human rights, and news from Israel (and of course continuing to lambast Marack and his cast of idiots), this new blog will be dealing more with the spiritual connection to the land of Israel, highlighting its Jewishness, history, and how it connects us with HaShem and our purpose.

So have no fear, OMV will still be providing you with its up to minute...or close to it appraisals of what the hell is going on in Israel and Yesha, along with the world of Leftist Jew hate, genocidal Arab dickheads, and the putz who happily brings those latter two together: Marack Pajama.

So, now on to other things. While getting new blog ready I was wandering through the Jewish blogosphere and came across a video for Kaveret's (known internationally as Poogy) song Yo Ya, arguably the best rock song to come out of Israel. This was a huge hit back in the '70s. At camp it was the only Israeli song we wanted to hear. We played it every chance we got. It had a very silly dance associated with it that to my memory was a spiced up version of the Alley Cat dance. Kaveret was known for putting on skits and stories on stage, and had quite a following. For those of us who were devotees of rock we were especially impressed, though the band I was in then was more interested in covering acts like the Who and the Beatles. For some reason covering Yo Ya didn't even cross our minds.

The band, largely made up of guys who served together in the IDF, broke up in 1976 by mutual consent, by all accounts. The individual members went on to be successful on their own, and still get together to play shows, and occasionally tour. Fond memories of good music, and largely better times.

And just to give you an idea of how popular this song still is, here's a 2007 video of some Israeli kids acting out the 70'sish lyrics.

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