Post # 1
I finally found a Hava Nagila I like. Which is pretty surprising. I have been dragging my feet about this song just because everything I had ever heard was WAY too traditional. And having never expected to have to dance to it at my wedding until Mr. Hedgie popped into my life, I had never put much though into it. Well, I finally found a modern and fun one that doesn’t remind me of Mr. Hedgies Bubbe (Grandmother). His mom is gonna flip but I don’t care. Here it is! What do you think?
Post # 4
Apparently I was wrong. His mom likes it!
Post # 5
Love it! I had a few close Jewish friends growing up in NJ (in VA, not so much) and I’ve heard plenty of versions (more than most Catholics, that’s for sure). I think it’s great!
BTW, have you seen non-Jews putting people up on chairs at weddings? We don’t have very large Jewish population here, but I see brides and grooms being lifted on chairs fairly often. I wonder if they’re non-practicing Jews or just liked the idea of the chair lift.
Post # 6
@Jeannine @ Small Chic: I haven’t seen it but I will be. I am actually Christian. Mr. Hedgie is the Jew in our relationship. So it is because of him I am being forced onto the “chair of doom” as I call it. (I KNOW they are going to drop me.)
Post # 7
- Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden
It sounds very Israeli – fun!
Post # 8
it does sound very middle east. And I love Rai music so I love this version!
Post # 9
@Mrs Hedgehog: Haha, I just saw a hilarious picture from my friend’s sister’s wedding where she looked absolutely TERRIFIED up in the chair–there was a serious look of panic on her face. I’m sure they won’t drop you, though. I’m a little nervous about it, too, but it does look kind of fun 🙂
I like that version of Hava Nagila, too!
Post # 10
@MM423: I’m sure I will very much have that look on my face. And I will be holding onto the bottom of that hair with a death grip!
Post # 11
I like this version! It does sound fun and you’re right, there are so many old fashioned versions.
We haven’t decided if we’re doing the chairs (like @Ms Hedgehog: I’m the Christiand and FI is Jewish), but I’ve already said that FI’s biggest/strongest friends will be picking me up. Although they’re also his tallest, so it might not be such a good thing!