A different type of Maccabi conquers Israel

By BENJAMIN SPIER
January 19, 2011 10:05

Jewish a cappella group the Maccabeats speaks to 'The Jerusalem Post' before a performance in Jerusalem.




Israelis celebrating Independence Day in Tel Aviv,

Independence Day Crowd 58. (photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski)

Israeli fans were treated to a live appearance of the Maccabeats, the YouTube sensation whose video received 4.3 million hits.

The Jewish a cappella group performed at the Jerusalem Theater during the 12th congress of World Bnei Akiva last week.

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The musical group made up of Yeshiva University students and alumni has been referred to as the Jewish version of Justin Bieber, but the Maccabeats have still not been offered a mainstream record deal.


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