Jewish punk music might have ditched the kitsch for good. While I love myself some YIDcore, the silly Australian punk band, the Groggers’ new music video for the song “Get” is everything that punk is supposed to be about — mostly, positive social change and making you uncomfortable.
I have no idea whether they’re disgruntled yeshiva boys or sardonically clever baal teshuvas or another monster entirely. Dear Groggers, who are you? Do you have more songs? And are you actually cool in real life? Give me a shout.
And, if you want to know more about what a get is or exactly why it’s permissible in Jewish law to kick that dude’s tuchus six ways to Sunday, read MyJewishLearning.com’s article on agunot get, and check out this other swanky example of art-as-activism: a comic called the Unmasked Project.
(And thanks to the innumerable Heshy Fried for showing me this.)
Pronounced: yuh-SHEE-vuh or yeh-shee-VAH, Origin: Hebrew, a traditional religious school, where students mainly study Jewish texts.