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Ben Platt Wrote A Yom Kippur Song And It’s Kind Of A Bop

Are we on a pre-fast-electrolyte-binge-Gatorade-high, or is Ben Platt’s Yom Kippur jam the song of the summer?

The “Dear Evan Hansen” star and Ramah summer camp princeling joined together with rising magen-david Molly Gordon for a stirring new edition to the Yom Kippur liturgy: a brief, a capella Yom Kippur jingle.

Come for the tortured-looking Jewish heartthrobs, stay for the eye acting, we say! Platt and “Animal Kingdom” actress Gordon have created a jam we can see ourselves shuckling to. The aesthetic is that of the cover of the book “The Outsiders,” and the perfect eyebrows make us proud to be tribe members.

Jenny Singer is the deputy lifestyle editor for the Forward. You can reach her at [email protected] or on Twitter @jeanvaljenny


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