The Diaspora Jew Goes to Israel for the First Time and Sings a Song

Rob Tannenbaum of the band Good For The Jews came to Israel for the first time, accompanied by his lovely girlfriend Gabrielle. We took an informal tour of the old city including a visit to Har ha Bayit (the Temple Mount, where I rocked my stupid Mohawk) and capped off our fun day with an impromptu performance of “They tried to kill us, we survived, let’s eat” in front of Jaffa Gate in the shadow of the Tower of David. Thanks to the amazing Talya Lev who backed up Rob with guitar and shaved my head. Israeli reaction? We were sitting next to deaf people so no. Not so much. Enjoy!

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  1. Dan

    5/3/2009 at 10:57 am

    These guys are great! Are they performing in J’town?

  2. themiddle

    5/3/2009 at 5:40 pm

    Very good!

  3. themiddle

    5/4/2009 at 12:53 am

    I just looked at the mohawk.

    Dude, were you drunk? Cuz that was a bad idea.

  4. ck

    5/4/2009 at 3:59 am

    I dunno TM. The ladies seem to like it for some reason… the old guys at shul however think I fell on my head. “Ma zeh Abutbul? Nafalta al ha rosh? Mutar latet lo aliyah??”

  5. themiddle

    5/4/2009 at 4:15 am

    Aliyah? You’re lucky they let you in the door. Please let it grow back. Or I’m gonna tell your mom.

  6. ck

    5/4/2009 at 6:36 am

    They need me for a Minyan, so of course they’ll let me in the door!

  7. Good For the Jews

    5/17/2009 at 6:13 pm

    This was huge fun to do, ck — thanks for setting it up. And double thanks to Talya, who learned the song by ear with less than no help from me.

    Talya: “What’s this chord here?”

    Me: “No idea, man. Oh look, a hot chick in uniform.”

    Dan, a Good For The Jews tour of Israel has been discussed. Where would you like to see us play?

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