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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Founder and Publisher of Jewlicious, David Abitbol lives in Jerusalem with his wife, newborn daughter and toddler son. Blogging as "ck" he's been blocked on twitter by the right and the left, so he's doing something right.


  • 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??”

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

  • 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?