Its lyrics in Hebrew language go
Let us rejoice, let us rejoice
let us rejoice and be glad
Let us be happy, let us be happy
let us be happy and rejoice
Awaken, awaken brethren
awaken brethren with a cheerful heart.
After the first video showing how it is performed formally,
band leader Andre Rieu’s version was liked; then came a techno
version, Ghost Train by Beijing Team; followed by a
Jewish Punjabi Bhangra in Vancouver.
Finally, the most applauded was dimpled chubby faced Lauren
Rose with English lyrics that had everyone going crazy.
The next morning, the meditation group, Disappearing in
Dance, were eager to perform Hava Nagila and formed
two circles; a smaller one inside a bigger one and got going.
Soon, they wanted more versions they had seen the night
before and they exhausted themselves after an hour, literally
disappearing into dance.
Old and young, men and women, educated and rustic, people
from all walks of life and diverse backgrounds melted into this
music and dance to become a single entity in this universal
celebration of life. After hectic dancing, they became totally
still to absorb the energy generated and then re-start with the
They followed Osho’s dictum, ‘Meditate Celebrate’ to its hilt
with this uplifting melody and spirted dance steps.