Music video (rockin’!) – “Uptown Passover”

For those of you who don’t know or pay much attention, Passover is this weekend. As an interpreter, I find myself doing many things , and I have done a Pesach seder (a memorial dinner, if you will, but actually the full version of what the Christians call the Lord’s Supper) or two.

Now Judaism is not generally known for its religious music (even Dr. Laura Schlesinger once said that if you want some really good music, go to the Baptists), but they do know good music when they hear it, and they excel at humor, so here is a wonderfully entertaining parody of “Uptown Funk” by the Jewish a capella group Six13. Some of you will know what they are talking about, but the rest of you will just enjoy the music and start to get an idea of what a Passover Seder (sort of) looks like.

You can’t really tell from the video, but a Seder is long, they read the account of how God brought them out of Egypt, read the Hagadah (the ritual ritual script that guides the whole event), there are some things for the children to do, they wash their hands, drink (and spill) wine, and (finally!) you eat.

BTW, will someone please tell me why you don’t salt the matzoh? Oil and salt are kosher, you know (butter is not the same thing). Or is that just part of the “suffering” paradigm? One night I can understand, but the whole time?


7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. stomson2001
    Apr 25, 2016 @ 19:54:44

    Wow! I heard the original uptown funk on a cruise ship and it was a warm up for the act on stage every night. We will have the Lord’s Supper this Sunday (5/1/16), and as a pastor, I will present the Jewish slant with matzo bread. We sometimes explain how the passover was fulfilled in Christ/communion. (Jesus is the passover lamb).


    • Lloyd's of Rochester
      Apr 27, 2016 @ 00:59:36

      I was an interpreter at a Messianic Jewish congregation for many years, and I learned so much! I have often told many people that until I went there I never learned that much in “Gentile churches” about God’s love, compassion and Jesus from the Old Testament, so it was like someone cleaned up an old ring and put it under a jewelry light, and suddenly you see beauty and facets you never knew were there.

      I have an appreciation for so much that I learned from them, and if you ever have an opportunity to go to a Messianic Jewish Seder, their Hagadah explains the meaning of many of the things they are doing that even regular Jews don’t understand, and for Christians it’s mind-blowing! You would appreciate it.


  2. bluebird of bitterness
    Apr 30, 2016 @ 18:35:27

    I came, I saw, I stole it…


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