Yom Ha'atzmaut video time

Sixty-five reasons to love Israel; ‘SNL’’s bar-mitzva boy; hip-hop’s Jewish preteen king.

INDEPENDENCE DAY barbecue 521 (photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem /The Jerusalem Post)
(photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem /The Jerusalem Post)
The Ein Prat Fountainheads, known for their many holiday-themed parody videos, wrote an original song for Yom Ha’atzmaut, called “Hope.” The music video features their patented Israeli folk dances, plus some funny felafel moments.
Independence Day is a good time to think of all the things you love about the Jewish state, and if you’re not good at writing lists, Israeli university students from the StandWithUs Fellowship have you covered with 65 reasons to love Israel.
Passover ended almost two weeks ago, but Saturday Night Live didn’t get the message yet, and put a very funny holiday segment in its last episode. Jacob, the son of Weekend Update host Seth Meyers’s podiatrist, played by Vanessa Bayer, tries to tell the story of Passover and gets bogged down by bar-mitzva speech tropes, complete with cheesy jokes and reading from a page in a thick Long Island accent.
Twelve-year-old Nathan Schwartz is taking the rap world by storm. No, he doesn’t rap, but somehow he’s managed to meet some of the biggest names in hip-hop, like Snoop Dogg (who’s going by Snoop Lion these days), Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, Lil’ Wayne, Rick Ross and more. In an interview with Vice, Schwartz said he had been attending rap concerts with his dad since he was six, and that he has a bodyguard because he’s received death threats. “It’s a cold world out there,” the tween wisely told the magazine. Schwartz added that he’d never smoked pot with any of the oftenstoned hip-hop luminaries he’d met.
Good news for all the comedy nerds out there: Marc Maron is moving to TV. Dozens of comedians will be featured on his new show on ITV, which brings the WTF podcast to the small screen, along with what appears to be a semblance of a plot about his family and girlfriends.