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October 13, 2015 / 30 Tishri, 5776
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Harlem Shake at Golden West

Harlem Shake at Golden West

I can’t have enough of these. The Internet can’t have enough of the Harlem Shakes. In this case, the residents of the Golden West Senior Living in Boulder, CO, the oldest of whom are 100 years old, participate in the HS.

One viewer recognized his Aunt Sue Jenkins, age 94, in the frame.

How can you not love a craze?

And now, let’s go to Wikipedia:

The Harlem Shake is an Internet meme in the form of a video in which a group of people perform a comedy sketch accompanied by a short excerpt from the song “Harlem Shake.”

An Internet meme (pronounced: meem) is a concept that spreads from person to person via the Internet. The word meme was coined by Richard Dawkins in his 1976 book The Selfish Gene, as an attempt to explain the way cultural information spreads

As a meme, the Harlem Shake video was replicated by many people, using the same concept, and this rapidly led to it becoming viral in early February 2013, with thousands of “Harlem Shake” videos being made and uploaded to YouTube every day.

But, frankly, if your aunt Sue Jenkins is doing it – it’s time to find a new fad.

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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