‘Passover Funk' Parody Tells Exodus Story With Break Dancing, Jokes

"It's a fun, lively way to retell the story of Passover," Rabbi Nechemia Coopersmith said.

There are many Uptown Funk parodies. A website called GeekDad even listed 10 of them.

But what didn't get notice (and should!) is a Passover-themed Bruno Mars parody released by the Jerusalem-based Aish.com site, that begins, "Pesach, Four cups cold, Holy Moses, Egyptian gold."

Passover begins Friday at sundown.

Aish.com

Since the real Uptown Funk was such a hit, Aish.com's Rabbi Nechemia Coopersmith and his colleagues decided to play off the song, Passover-style. "It's a fun, lively way to retell the story of Passover," Coopersmith said in an email from Israel.

The nearly three-minute video features Israeli men (yes, all men) in yarmulkes, eating a ritual meal at the Passover seder, having some fun with the 10 plagues that befell Egypt and a bunch of break dancing by the groups called the Lions of Zion Crew and Street Art Production, led by Dvir Rozen.[[376725641, C]]

Many of the dancers wear gold chains and sunglasses in addition to the traditional, ritual tzitzit, specially knotted fringes worn by observant Jews. dangling from underneath their shirts. Coopersmith said that while the dancers in Tel Aviv are all Jewish, they're not all Orthodox. "We just dressed them up," he said, noting that he does actually know Orthodox Jews who do know how to break dance.

Aish.com, which launched in 2000, calls itself the "leading Jewish content website," logging over one million monthly user sessions. Make sure to check out Aish.com's newest Passover video, The Adele/Bieber Passover Mashup.

To read all the lyrics of the song:

Pesach

Four cups cold

Holy Moses

Egyptian gold

This one, for family

The hagada

Straight masterpiece

Matzah, marror

Eatin’ it up at the Seder

Got Kittel on with Saint Laurent

Save the Afikoman for later

Now comes blood, all red!

Called for Moses

He’s a Magician

Frogs, lice, on head!

Wild beasts and hail I said

It’s so dark, where's Fred!

Let us go, Pharaoh got no cred

Firstborn, he's dead!

Say Hebrews, let’s start running.

Break it down

Jews wrote the hallelujah

Jews wrote the hallelujah

Jews wrote the hallelujah

‘Cause Pesach Funk gon’ give it to you

‘Cause Pesach Funk gon’ give it to you

‘Cause Pesach Funk gon’ give it to you

Passover night and we are living it up

Fill it up the Four cups

Matzah crumblin’ up

Chametz burned it all up

Afikoman's wrapped up

Don't be slaves, just rise up

Pesach funk is what's up

Hey, hey, hey, oi!

Stop

Wait a minute

Fill my cup with the Maneschewitz

Take a sip, lean your chest

Yankele! Get the stretch!

Say four questions, the four sons, four cups, not too many

and we thank God for freedom

headin’ to our land of milk n’ honey

Freedom! Oh man

Gonna live my life the best way I can

Freedom! We can

Make the Jew in you to a hero man

Freedom! I am…

Say goodbye to those shackles and

Freedom! Hot sand!

More matzah in your tummy

Break it down

Jews wrote the hallelujah

Jews wrote the hallelujah

Jews wrote the hallelujah

‘Cause Pesach Funk gon’ give it to you

‘Cause Pesach Funk gon’ give it to you

‘Cause Pesach Funk gon’ give it to you

Passover night and we are living it up

Fill it up the Four cups

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