Friday, May 24, 2024

Happy Friday + Other Fun things to see and do!

 

ITS FRI YAY!!!!

Haven't seen many comments here on the blog. I do hope you all are keeping a close eye on me!  Just fun and work and more fun.  I'm taking a small break from a few things and catching my breath to see what I can get accomplished in the next few weeks.

Here is a good one to get Shabbat started! Ofra Haza singing Shabbat Malka (The Sabbath Queen!) This song has a fun Israeli line dance that goes along with it!



Sunday, May 19, 2024

Israeli Super Hero and Starfighters Arcade !

Epic things are happening in the world. Unfortunately, there is still a lot of antisemitic things going on at the same time.

The Scottsdale Jewish Community center held an event for Israel Independence day and this is what happened. Video link (Sorry about that) Could only put the link because it can't be viewable outside of YouTube!

Saturday, May 18, 2024

HERE WE GO AGAIN!!!

HERE WE GO AGAIN!!!



Someone please help me here ! I've been buried alive! Lots of projects and fun.

Sunday, May 12, 2024

Eurovision Recap / Yom HaZikaron & Yom Ha'Atzmaut (All in one place!)

 

First let's talk about Eurovision:

Below is Miki Guberman singing the original submission to Eurovision before the song was called Hurricane.  It was originally titled October Rain due to the attacks on October 7th, 2023. The EBU (European Broadcasting Union) had Israel scrambling to change the song. The song went through a few re-writes. Read more here!

Here are the lyrics comparison / changes:







It was so much fun to learn more about Eurovision. We never voted before this year. Note that countries are not allowed to vote for their own country! (Yes we are allowed to vote even if we are in the USA! - See more below...)

Congrats to Eden Golan for powering through showing awesome sportsmanship and pride for Israel, especially when the crowd booed. It really gave her the fuel to power through the song.

** FYI if you missed my presentation and or want to view the bonus materials contact me.

Here is a video of the Semi Finals:



Originally, I could not find a video of the Eurovision Finals. The version i did find was taken down off of Youtube. Here is a video of the final (Listen to how terrible the crowd was) "Eden is a real hero":






It was fun participating in various ways. One of my favorite ways to participate was by actually voting! Unfortunately, you do have to pay to vote, but it was well worth the price to help boost Eden and Israel along, and I really think it helped!

Here is a very special breakdown of Israel in the Eurovision Song Contest from 1973 - 2024 (Very Interesting!)


Here is a breakdown of the entire competition. You can definitely search through and find some good statistical information.

Here is additional reading on the 2024 competition.  Also included is information about the Netherlands participation in the 2024 Finals of the competition.

It did take me over 5 months to put the presentation together. If you are interested in watching the presentation I gave all about Israel in the Eurovision Song Contest / with a lot of extra materials. It's the presentation and also the Slides / Bonus materials, please visit my website (about page / contact form) and send me a note. I'm happy to share it with you (FREE)

Saturday, May 4, 2024

Od to Little Big Planet, Video Games, Prayers, Israeli Music and Claw Machines !

Do you know who this guy is?  


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Let me introduce you to Sackboy from the video game Little Big Planet.  This used to be Sony's prized possession.  Not anymore! Read more here and watch the videos below.

Is Little big planet officially dead?



Here is a video how Sony Destroyed their own legacy:


Here is another user's thought about Little Big Planet:


Here is my friend Rick Recht singing all about rainbows. Sackboy would have loved to sing along. I'm sure Rick might have played this game.


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Here are some Jewish Artists in prayer:

While we are talking about video games, I think showing this next music video is very appropriate. Here is Ella Li singing This is ME.  She must love video games. (Great K-Pop Song!) Read more here.


Every time I see a crane / claw / suction cup machine, I keep remembering how i actually won a David Broza CD from a suction cup type crane machine.  (The only time I ever won something from one of these!) Below is a picture of what I won!



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Here is David Broza singing Things Will Get Better:

Friday, April 5, 2024

Songs for the week and Meet אלי משה Eli Moshe. !

Songs for the week and Meet  אלי משה Eli Moshe.  !

I would like to introduce you to an interesting performer. אלי משה Eli Moshe. 





Click the Live Pic to listen to a past episode.

I met him on Facebook. He sings weekly "LIVE". He doesn't sing for 5 minutes. He sings for  2- 3 hours. I don't know anyone that can do that. Eli is so amazing.  This guy has created songs for Israeli celebrities and is so incredible. In my eyes he is the King of Israeli Music.  You can purchase his album on Apple Music. 

Our long-distance friendship is interesting. Each week I can't wait until he jumps online and starts performing. I never leave my seat and I have a front row ticket. 

One of the reasons I feel close to Eli is that he has the same values I have and it is "Always doing nice things and making people feel awesome!" My dad always told me to be helpful and do my best to make the world a better place.

Stay tuned to my blog for a go fund me to invite Eli to come to Arizona and if possible other states to sing for all of us. He is a big blessing, and he should be shared with the world!

Learn more about Eli here

Eli used to end his show singing this beautiful song. The translation is "I loved Everyone." Very True! It's great to have a cool friend like Eli Moshe that uplifts your spirits and heals the world with his beautiful singing one song at a time..


Song Translation done by Moshe Kaye

Monday, January 22, 2024

Am Yisrael Chai ! (+ More)

Am Yisrael Chai ! (+ More)


From Israeli Radio to YouTube, I have been hearing this song.  I have probably heard this song over 10 - 20 times the last four days. It is following me everywhere.

I find it so fascinating that the singers and entertainers in Israel have come together to help with the morale of the public.  This is one this that is such an awesome amazing thing that they are doing. 

This clip is from a contestant on Hakochav Haba La' Erovizion (A Star is Born)



Here is the original with the subtitles in English. 


Here are a few more songs you might enjoy:


Rotem Cohen - Whoever Hates You Will Die
(Listen in the middle of the song for something familiar that might sound like a Disney song)

Unicorn:

Noa Kirel's represented Israel in 2023 with this song. Here are 2 versions the original and the remastered version after October 7th:


Official Eurovision Video:


Remastered Unicorn song after October 7, 2023:

Israeli music star Noa Kirel was enlisted to reserve duty and recorded a theme song for Israel's special forces along with the IDF Choir:

The song "Out of Depression" was performed in a unique production by the Northern Command Band and singer Yagel Oshri:

The song expresses optimism and hope for better days. The choice to make the video emphasizes the power of culture and music to lift spirits, and their great impact on the morale and unity of our soldiers.

The lyrics in the last chorus emphasize the strength and support of the people of Israel in the security bodies, IDF commanders and soldiers:

"The north winds are blowing all the way to you

In your heart there will always be one melody. 

Hear the voice that will enlighten you

The entire nation of Israel stands with you."


Together Always:  

(Static & Agam (Lake) Bohbot - Together Always - The Official Video of the IDF (Iron Swords)
This song has been repurposed. It started out in 2020 as Katan Aleinu and has morphed into something necessary after October 7, 2023.


Note: Stay Tuned for something I'm going to present about Eurovision.  It is taking me a bit of extra time because making time has been the problem.  Also, please be sure to visit jasonhecht.com for some interesting things.  Also available on my website are a lot of the presentations given over the past years. The Israel Fun page has also been updated.

Also, if you like what you see on the blog please comment below.

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