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Hava Nagila gymnast Aly Raisman helps team USA win gold at London 2012
Jewish Chronicle ^ | July 31, 2012 | Jennifer Lipman

Posted on 08/01/2012 4:44:46 PM PDT by Jewbacca

American Jewish gymnast Aly Raisman has helped propel her team to a gold medal at London 2012.

The 18-year-old from Massachusetts, who performed her floor routine to the tune Hava Nagila, appeared last in the US line up in the team competition.

As she left the floor, bringing her team its first win outside of US soil, she appeared to be holding back tears of joy. "It's an amazing feeling to win gold," she told the JC. "The best feeling in the world, and it shows that all the hard work has paid off. "It's a huge honour to be the first Jewish gold medallist of the 2012 Games. "I'm so excited and it definitely gives me a boost of confidence. It's crazy and I cannot believe it."

(Excerpt) Read more at thejc.com ...


TOPICS: Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: olympics
Given that the Israeli team is rather poor this year, this is as close as we get to getting a gold. She apparently chose "Hava Naglia" in a sort of protest after there was no acknowledgment of the Munich disaster.

Anyway, here it is on Youtube, from the crowd. Listen for the Israeli team cheering her on (hard to miss the singing and clapping):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OapHAF8dFxI

1 posted on 08/01/2012 4:44:58 PM PDT by Jewbacca
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To: Jewbacca

Tremendous. If this was the only footage of the Olympics I saw, it would be enough. Thanks for posting.


2 posted on 08/01/2012 4:53:20 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (Woe to them...)
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To: the invisib1e hand; SJackson

You’re welcome! Very proud of her.


3 posted on 08/01/2012 4:54:22 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: Jewbacca

When the song first began i thought.. is that... is that.... hell yeah. how awesome. Didnt know she was jewish til then.


4 posted on 08/01/2012 4:57:51 PM PDT by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: Jewbacca

Video’s gone (or I’m a tard)


5 posted on 08/01/2012 5:03:02 PM PDT by onona (loving butter pecan)
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To: Jewbacca

Wow. Great stuff.


6 posted on 08/01/2012 5:03:47 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Jewbacca

Such a shana maydelah. Been cheering for her since the trials.


7 posted on 08/01/2012 5:04:37 PM PDT by sf4dubya (I rebelled against my parents by becoming a conservative)
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To: onona

Try cutting and pasting this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OapHAF8dFxI

Otherwise, just go to youtube and enter:

aly raisman 2012 hava nagila

Third one down.


8 posted on 08/01/2012 5:06:49 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: Nachum

Maybe it will make your list!

She’s a heartbreaker, too.

To be 18 and going to the prom with her!


9 posted on 08/01/2012 5:08:04 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: Jewbacca

Her leap at the end of her floor routine was breathtaking and graceful! The whole team was incredible!


10 posted on 08/01/2012 5:08:04 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: Jewbacca

Btw, that assertation that she uses hava nagila as a protest is incorrect; she used the same music for floor routine in the US trials.


11 posted on 08/01/2012 5:10:09 PM PDT by sf4dubya (I rebelled against my parents by becoming a conservative)
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To: Jewbacca

Magnificent!

The music reminded me of when we used to see “The Best Little Klezmer Band in Texas” at the University of Oklahoma summer concerts.


12 posted on 08/01/2012 5:11:51 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Live in such a way that your life would not make sense if God did not exist.)
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To: Jewbacca

That’s not the Gold Medal routine. They were wearing red leotards for that one.


13 posted on 08/01/2012 5:13:59 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: Jewbacca

Good for her.


14 posted on 08/01/2012 5:13:59 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: freekitty

I’m proud of her.

Not sure I’d let my daughter practice 7 hours a day at something, though.


15 posted on 08/01/2012 5:24:11 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
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16 posted on 08/01/2012 5:24:25 PM PDT by SJackson (I used to eat a lot of natural foods until I learned that most people people die of natural causes)
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To: Jewbacca

This is the girl on my list... (my daughter at the shooting range today)

http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/418874_3974376352359_1912350267_n.jpg


17 posted on 08/01/2012 5:38:34 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Jewbacca

Omens. HaShem still abides.


18 posted on 08/01/2012 5:43:41 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: the invisib1e hand; Jewbacca

“Tremendous. If this was the only footage of the Olympics I saw, it would be enough.”

I agree. I’m not watching the Olympics—but I’m so glad I saw this. She was incredible & I also think it’s neat that Hava Nagila had the “last” say.


19 posted on 08/01/2012 6:22:54 PM PDT by TurkeyLurkey
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To: Jewbacca

Everybody thinks soccer is the world’s most popular sport, but it’s actually anti-semitism. I chuckled when I heard this music thinking about all the euro-trash squirming in their seats listening to this music while the US Women destroyed the competition.


20 posted on 08/01/2012 6:57:58 PM PDT by EXACE
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To: Nachum

Orale! Every Jew a 22! And preferably larger. I was shooting 22 at summer camp rifle range at her (yr daughter) age


21 posted on 08/01/2012 11:44:28 PM PDT by dennisw (Government be yo mamma - Re-elect Barack Obama)
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To: Nachum

Benelli? Beretta?

Italian rifles are great; only dropped twice!


22 posted on 08/02/2012 8:12:02 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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