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Lazer Lloyd’s Mesmerizing ‘Hatikvah’

Lazer Lloyd Hatikvah

American culture is full of original interpretations of the national anthem, encouraged by the fact that all American sports matches begin with some entertainer or celebrity attempt to add their rendition to the archives. And, of course, there was the stunning SSB by Jimi Hendrix at Woodstock.

In Israel, those innovative attempts are not nearly as numerous, mostly because sports events here usually starts with the referee whistling.

Which makes this Lazer Lloyd gem of a jam session so wonderful.

Lazer Lloyd, aka “Israel’s King of the Blues,” is a blues, rock, and folk guitarist and singer/songwriter who’s been spreading love of the blues across Israel.

Now, who knows where the blues is mentioned in the Torah?

Gen. 48:3:  וַיֹּאמֶר יַעֲקֹב אֶל-יוֹסֵף אֵל שַׁ-דַּי נִרְאָה-אֵלַי בְּלוּז בְּאֶרֶץ כְּנָעַן וַיְבָרֶךְ אֹתִי


Yori Yanover

About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.


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