It’s been a long, hard, emotionally exhausting week, and we are sad to report that it is only Tuesday.
A video of Orthodox men performing a synchronized jet pack dance is the only thing that can save us now.
In the most audacious bit of Jewish filmmaking since Mel Brooks made “Blazing Saddles,” BarStool Sports caught footage of a pair of dancers in full black hat performing a hora to the tune of “If I Were A Rich Man” on jet packs.
As formally dressed wedding guests look on with surprising calm, two men in faux (we think?) tzitzit spin, dreidel-like, at least a dozen feet above the water, held aloft by hydro jet packs. Just far off enough to avoid splashing the white tulle chuppah, the dancers cavort midair with a surprising grace to the tune of Jerry Bock’s “Fiddler On The Roof” classic. Apparently afraid that the reportedly phenomenal all-Yiddish production of “Fiddler” at the Museum of Jewish Heritage is getting too much of the spotlight, the hosts of this wedding brought the entertainment quite literally to the next level.
We have zero information about this wedding, these dancers, and if they can be rented out for further events, but we will be using every last journalistic resource at our disposal to get to the bottom of this.
Jenny Singer is the deputy lifestyle editor for the Forward. You can reach her at Singer@forward.com or on Twitter @jeanvaljenny