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This All-Women Israeli Hip-Hop Group Dancing To Psalms Will Make Your Day

Israelis. Hip hop. Orthodox female singers. Psalms. Implied political implications.

This music video, a new setting of Psalm 102:14 by Julliard-educated religious musician Franciska in collaboration with the Halelu hip-hop troupe, has it all.

Come for the amazing thing one of the dancers does with her ponytail, stay for the spiritually catchy all-female psalm rendition, ‘Al Takum.’


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