Ari Goldwag, a singer/songwriter based in Ramat Beit Shemesh has called for Jewish unity amid political tensions in a new video. Am Echad - One Nation has garnered over 215,000 views on YouTube. It depicts five characters of different observance levels, all performed by Goldwag. The video also has footage in Beit Shemesh showing residents of different walks of life enjoying the music. In an interview with Arutz Sheva's Israel Beat Jewish Music Podcast, Goldwag describes how he shaved his beard to portray a typical secular Israeli and wore a fake long beard and false payos to portray a hasidic Israeli.
The tension in Beit Shemesh has culminated in a re-election for the contested mayoral race scheduled for the end of the month.
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