" Thou comest to me with a sword and a spear and a shield, but I come to thee in the name of the L-rd of Hosts, the G-d of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast humiliated..." (I Samuel, 17:45-47)

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Hellenism Personified- the "Maccabeats"

I get physically ill just watching this garbage that's been circulating around the web. It's bad enough that the music is so bad, and that the effeminate singers in this "Jewish" boy-band act like a bunch of sissies. But it's much worse than that. This is hellenism personifed. Copycatting the worst elements of gentile society. Boy-bands. Pop music. Gender confusion. Role reversal. Forget about surgically attaching a piece of skin to recreate a foreskin. This is the metaphorical equivalent of cutting one's genitals off. What do we have here? A group of modern-orthodox guys wiggling and prancing about like a troupe of fairies, singing euro-trash music about Chanukah. What do these clowns know about the Maccabees? The Maccabees fought against the kinds of gentile influences that penetrated the Torah world and allowed the formation of Jewish boy-bands like the Maccabeats. And don't get me started. The yeshivish versions of these boy-bands are just as bad and un-Jewish. The difference is that in the modern-orthodox world this kind of stuff is celebrated and praised. Instead of creating the next generation of  scholar-warriors, the modern-orthodox movement is creating these types of gender challenged individuals to further skew the lesson of Chanukah and disgrace The Almighty's name on the world stage.

This is from the Maccabeats website:

Strongly committed to the philosophy of Torah u-Madda, the integration of traditional and secular wisdom, the Maccabeats perform an eclectic array of Jewish, American, and Israeli songs. Their breakthrough piece, Lecha Dodi, is the epitome of this synthesis, combining some of the most beloved words of Jewish liturgy with Leonard Cohen's meaningful and melodic Hallelujah.

I think a little disclaimer in is order, don't you?

The Jewish Fist Warning: Listening to the "Maccabeats" not only reflects a horrible taste in music, (and if you're a man, extremely low levels of testosterone), it may also be hazardous to your Jewish soul. As an aside, listening to this music before taking the battlefield may get you killed.


  1. I need to listen to some Megadeth after that clip.

  2. Lol. I know what you're talking about.

  3. After having to listen to everyone rave about the Maccabeats until I want to vomit, it's nice that someone else is calling this crap what it is...crap. It's bad enough having to hear happy birthday yeshki music every time I go to buy groceries. This is a whole new level of pus.

  4. What is the tattoo on the forehead of the Mac singer at 2:28? Evidence of a secret conspiracy in Purim?



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