Thursday, September 14, 2023

L'Shana Tova (Happy New Year) 5784

Happy New Year to all those that celebrate. Elaine and I hope that you are all doing well.  We have been a bit busy.  We've also been having a few small issues along the way but things have gotten a lot better and we hope it stays that way!

Here is a really great version of Kol Shana. I hope you enjoy it and if you know the dance feel free to try and dance along. 

Here is the Zeh Hu Zeh group singing another holiday song Kol Nederai. This is from 2 years ago. It's pretty awesome! If you want to learn more about Zeh Hu Zeh please be sure to watch my latest presentation at Membership is free ! An email address is required, but I do not use your e-mail address to solicit or send e-mails to you other than whatever the website sends. 

Revivo (In this video they aren’t just the 3 amigos of Israeli Music). There is a 4th Amigo and that's Harel Skaat !

Now onto something cute and funny. I know I shared this last year but each time I watch this it makes me laugh! 

This one is for all you Banana 🍌 lovers out there. Be sure to watch the whole thing because the ending is funny. 

Here is our Rosh Hassan’s greeting card. This was Elaine’s idea and we made it work: 

Friday, August 25, 2023

Cha cha slide - R.I.P. DJ Casper


Read the news 

DJ Casper, born Willie Perry Jr., has reportedly passed away at the young age of 58. Casper created the iconic song ‘Cha Cha Slide,’ that rose to number one on the UK charts upon its release in 2000.

I’ll never forget running Israeli dancing at Congregation Ner Tamid, Sinai Temple in Los Angeles, and many other location and always being asked to play the cha cha slide. 

Everybody clap your hands 👏!

Here’s the official video;

Learn the dance;

Other interesting things:

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Enjoy your weekend. And remember Have Fun!

Sunday, August 13, 2023

Different singers singing ad sof ha olam (The End of the world)

This song has popped in my head for the last few weeks and I heard a different version of it on Israel radio this week. 

This is Shiri Maimon 12 years ago dining the song as a duet with Shimon Buskila:

This is the same duo in 2021 singing it again together:

I hope you enjoyed that. Don’t worry the end of the world isn’t near. 

Have a positive outlook on life. Be helpful to people who don’t take advantage of you. Also remember your time is valuable. 

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Saturday, August 5, 2023

Feeling Hungy ? Song of the Week... 8/5/23

Feeling Hungry ?

As I'm sitting here in front of the computer trying to get something done. My stomach is saying eat. My mind is thinking what my mom said to me a while ago, You're Fat (which isn't nice for a mom to say to her son! I'm trying to get something done but again sometimes you need to go with the flow and try harder to get things done. Get inspired a little bit! I found this song posted on the Israel Hour Community page and decided to share it with you as the song of the week,

Whether you go to Subway, Firehouse Subs, Jersey Mikes, or whatever sub shop, just think about the omelet sandwich (very popular in Israel). (Mom i'm not going to watch my cholesterol this time. If I have the opportunity I'm EATING IT !

Here is more about the song if you would like to read it. 

Friday, July 21, 2023

We need your help (the earth needs to make some water! ) And Other News 7/21/23

If you share this song with 100 💯 people and or more we might have a chance at this. 

If you know the dance it even has more power and that’s a rain dance.

This song is actually a harvest song, and we are praying for the rain to water the fields.

When we have danced the dance in the past minutes to hours later a huge storm came through. I'm hopeful that if we share the music and dance to thousands of people and we start listening and dancing this dance that the sky will open up and rivers of water will come down.  (This will only happen if you share the song and dance though! 

Here is Yaffa Yarkoni singing it:

Here is Ofra Haza singing it:

Here is the original song (not edited to Israeli dance!):

Watch the Dance:

In other news my website now has a nice library of Videos and presentations. I invite you to be a member of my Jason Hecht Fan Club (It's FREE !!!) Sign up on the website. If any problems, please contact me so I can figure them out.  

Sunday, July 2, 2023

Travel, friends & FJMC ! Plus awesome Israeli music! July 2nd 2023

Todays songs are about travel and finally meeting people in person (Awesome People!)

This song by Nurit Galran is one of my favorites. Here is the translation. Play it everywhere you go! 😀

Wednesday, June 14, 2023

Songs of the week! 6/11/23


So sorry to my fans for not posting a lot lately. It's been a bit of crazy. These songsshould relax all of you. 

A great song and dance. I've heard this one in a few different languages including Japanese. This video featuring the Karmon Israeli Singers and dancers.. song is Naama.

The song Naama has many dances to it and they are all fun. Just dont do all the dances at the same time in the same room. 

One more shared by friends. Eucalyptus grove. Another great oldie.

Now onto more info: its a work in progress and i still have more to do but has now been transferred. i had a few not so good issues, but i hope it gets better. doing a fun page / personal page in wordpress is challenging.  

Sunday, April 16, 2023

Song of the Week 4/16/23 and other info!

I drove up to a Cobblestone Auto Spa at Mcclintock and Ray Road and gave them my $15 for a car wash... 

While sitting in my car going through the car wash my brain (which was totally thinking and reminiscing about Israeli Music) all of a sudden this song Ha Auto Sheli popped inside!

I remembered this video and decided it was important to make it the song of the week. The car wash scenes are pretty cool. 

Sorry I couldn't find a translation of the song, but I'll update my post once i do.

Here is the Israeli Dance choreographed by my friend Yaron Ben-Simchon:

So my car is clean and I'm happy until more Arizona dust builds up on it! FYI when sharing my blog post with Elaine she reminded me we haven't done this dance in such a long time. (Maybe on May 17th  I'll review the dance before the class and teach it)

In other car news this was an interesting article that Elaine shared with me and I thought I would pass it along. I'm into the driverless cars and love Waymo so this was a cool article.

On another note: is going to be moved to a new server soon. 

And I have updated the radio section of the site (Click on the big old-fashioned radio.) You will find a link to my intro lecture given at the FJMC (Federation of Jewish Men's club) Affinity Group. I'm having fun giving these lectures and hope to do more of them in the future. 

Keep an eye out for my blog posts!!! Please share them with others!

Monday, April 3, 2023

Song of the week! And some pinball ! (April 3, 2023)

 Ok sorry it's been a while but there have been issues. I've also been swamped. 

Here is the song of the week!

Version 1:

Version 2 (In English):

Version 3 in hebrew... Featuring a very young Har'el Ska'at, Roni Superstar, Maya Buskila, Shai Gabso, Har'el Moyal, and Moshe Datz:

There's an instrumental medieval cover:

Thank you to my Israel Hour Radio friends!

Onto pinball:

Which one of these would you like? (Choose one and put in comments)

Thursday, February 2, 2023

When an opportunity arises!

When an opportunity arises go do it!!!!

I got to meet Joe Buchanan Friday Night (Jan 27th). I’ll still loving the Shabbat Experience that took place

Joe Went live on Tuesday morning for an impromptu wake up and blessings for the day. It was super cool!

Go to this fb link

Also I highly recommend you purchase his music at his Website

Joe gives a new spin on prayer! His services are very spiritual and rock!

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Happy Anniversary to Elaine Hecht !

 Happy Anniversary to Elaine Hecht.

It's so hard to believe that you popped out of this moving box right into my arms and we got married!

FYI - we can re-use this box and fill it up with plenty of fun memories!!!! 

It's hard to believe it has been 7 years already! WOW!!!!!! 

Here is my song dedication to you today. Enjoy it:

It doesn't need to have lyrics translated!