A different type of Maccabi conquers Israel

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

By BENJAMIN SPIER
January 19, 2011 10:05
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.
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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