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Daily Israel Report

Music Video: 'Stay Up All Night!'

Just in time for the Festival of Weeks, a Shavuot music video reminds Jews around the world that Tuesday night is the time to "stay up all night!"
By Hana Levi Julian and Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
First Publish: 6/6/2011, 5:35 PM / Last Update: 6/7/2011, 5:14 AM

Just in time for the Festival of Weeks, a Shavuot holiday music video (produced by "Rebbetzin TAP & Friends") reminds Jews around the world that Tuesday night is the time to "stay up all night!"  

Jews have a custom of remaining awake throughout the night in order to study the Torah. The custom is kept as a means of compensating for the sin of the Jews who fell asleep at Mount Sinai the night before G-d gave the Torah to the Jewish People.

The holiday of Shavuot, which is observed for one day in the Land of Israel and for two days elsewhere around the world, commemorates the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai.

The lyrics include such rhymes as “fedorah/Torah,” “say tehillim (Psalms)/keep your coffee cup from spllin’” and “wake up your chavrusa (Torah study partner)/this is no time for excuses.”

Regardless of the lyrics, the message of the trio – Moshe Hamburg, David Bar-Cohn and Mitch Rudy – is clear: learning Torah is good for the soul.